Why is bisexual content in "Solo: A Star Wars Movie" unlisted on IMDB?

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I would have really liked to know about the bisexual flirting scenes in the movie between Han and Lando BEFORE starting to watch it with my son.  This was very disconcerting and feels like indoctrination, as a large part of the audience of these new Star Wars movies are young children. It seems like indoctrination because of the fact that it was incongruent with the overall story, and added no depth to the movie, and seemed manufactured and creepy.  This is a large part of why I no longer support Hollywood at the theater, because I do not agree with their ultra-liberal agenda and they NEVER espouse conservative values, save for Last Man Standing, which is by the way super funny and reminiscent of real life.  Personally I am an independent that identifies with issues on both the conservative and liberal sides, but does not identify with the far left rhetoric that Hollywood espouses these days, and until this is rectified they will continue to push away independent and conservative viewers, and even some right-leaning progressives. The fact that IMDB left this creepy, manufactured bisexual content out of the PG-13 certifications says to me that they may have the same agenda, which tells me that I may have to get information elsewhere.
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Jeorj Euler

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Hi, Eric Cartee. The bisexual flirting (if in fact it is present in the movie) is not mentioned the IMDb parents guide for the particular movie because of any one of the following possibilities:
  1. No volunteer (who has registered a user account with IMDb) decided to submit an edit that incorporates a mention of the pertinent content to the appropriate section of the guide, in the first place.
  2. Somebody did submit an edit/addition to that effect but it was declined by the IMDb data-editing staff or some kind of IMDb automated screening system, for some reason.
  3. The pertinent kind of edit/addition was submitted and approved for publication, but then the author or some other contributor removed the mention, and the removal was approved.
You can try to rectify (part of) the problem by a submitting an update to the pertinent page and checking the inbox of the email address with which your IMDb user account is registered in order to find out what the 18-digit reference number of the submission is (and also to track it); and if the submission is approved, you would monitor the page by manually visiting it every so often and, if need be, reincorporate the update. The IMDb site authorities may have the technical capacity to ensure that specific items are screened more carefully before being improperly reworded, trimmed or removed entirely, but we'll cross that bridge when we get to it.
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Jeorj Euler

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On another note, IMDb is not responsible for making sure that every little element of every movie that a child might see but which the child's parent may find to be unsuitable of the child's viewing is recorded in some way in the respective IMDb content advisories. There is no guarantee of adequacy of the informativeness of any part of the site.
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Flirting does not fit into any of the categories of the Parents Guide feature, so it is not clear that it should be mentioned.
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Jeorj Euler

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Flirting, at least by puritanical standards, would be considered a variation of sex.
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Peter, Champion

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I would not agree.
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Jeorj Euler

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Yeah, I know you would not agree.
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Bisexual flirting between Han and Lando? Did you watch a different movie than I did? I would say the reason it isn't in the parental guide is that it only exists within your own mind.
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Eric,

I have also seen this film, but honestly can't remember any flirting between Han and Lando. That being said, almost all contact between two or more people can be perceived as being flirting. Because of that, it's not possible to list this in the Sex and Nudity section of IMDb's parent guide. Apart from that, I personally can't imagine there are people who feel flirting is a form of sex, so for me, there's another reason it shouldn't be in the Sex and Nudity part of the parents guide.

(Side note: The only way you can be sure that your son doesn't see bisexual flirting, is to keep him in the house at all times and don't let him consume any form of media. If not, there will always be a chance he sees bisexual flirting at school, at the street, on social media, in a tv commercial or whatnot. I don't know what to do if it would turn out your son is bisexual. In that case I don't think there's anything you can do to be sure he doesn't see bisexual flirting. He might even be a participant in bisexual flirting on some occasions.)

Marco.
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Hello,

I am confused (and have not seen the film): if Han and Lando engage into flirting, since they are both male, this is homosexual (= same gender) flirting.
A bisexual flirting would refer to having 3 people of both genders engaged into flirting.
My 2 cents.
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Another crazy thread involving the parent guide. But not very amusing this time. Kinda sad, actually.
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Jeorj Euler

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Hi, Eboy. I initially assumed good faith, but is it likely that everybody who has replied to this topic has been trolled? Maybe the creator of this topic is just using the forum as a platform to denounce Hollywood?
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Jeorj Euler, It might be that this is trolling, but I've seen too much of honest complaints of such nature, so I'd say we should treat that as a real one, as sad as it sounds. 
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Jeorj Euler

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I don't understand why some people create threads on this forum and then never respond to the feedback. They are just wasting our time, in effect.
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Vincent Fournols

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I almost posted the same reaction a few hours ago...
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If straight flirting is not fit to mention in the parents guide, then neither is bisexual, trisexual, gay, or interspecies flirting. flirting is flirting
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Hi, lapoubelle. I agree, but I wonder who here stated that straight flirting is not fit to mention in parents guides. What is flirting anyway? I don't think I've ever really understood. It cannot be all that serious, because I've had encounters with people throughout my life without realizing that they were flirting with me, until way later. When a woman touches my hair when I'm speaking with her, is is she flirting with me?
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well they only seem to have an issue because its bisexual flirting, which as Vincent Fournols mentioned would require 3 people. the OP's post seemed they only had a problem because it was 'bisexual' ("why is bisexual content blah blah blah"). if sexual orientation wasnt the issue they would have complained only about 'flirting content'
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And yeah if she touches ur hair shes flirting bud