CORINNE: I just saw "Something About Mary" last night. It was hilarious.
DOLLY: Darren took me to it last week. I thought it was a little sick.
CORINNE: What do you mean "sick"? It was really funny, don't you think?
DOLLY: It was entertaining in some ways. But in general I didn't like it.
CORINNE: Why not?
DOLLY: I just think the humor was too gross. There were too many disgusting things in it.
I don't think a comedy has to have so much smut to be funny.
CORINNE: It wasn't a dirty movie. There wasn't even any nudity.
DOLLY: No, you're right. But nudity doesn't bother me.
What bothered me were all the jokes about masturbation, stuff like that. It was too sick.
CORINNE: Oh, you are too conservative. That's all just realistic.
DOLLY: I don't think it's realistic.
You mean that scene where Mary puts the "hair gel" in her hair? You think that's realistic.
I thought it was sick. Why does a movie have to use that kind of humor?
CORINNE: People think it's funny.
DOLLY: But it was the most disgusting comedy I've ever seen.
And it was a big budget movie too. It wasn't just a low-budget film you can see on cable TV.
I think America's values are screwed up if movies like that are popular.
CORINNE: See? I told you, you are conservative.
DOLLY: I'm not really conservative.
But at least I have a sense of propriety. Some new movies are just vulgar.
If they become popular, it proves that people are becoming more vulgar.
CORINNE: I'm really surprised at this. I didn't think you were like this.
DOLLY: I'm not what you think, Corinne. I'm not prudish at all.
Did you see the movie "Pleasantville"?
CORINNE: Yes. I thought it was good.
DOLLY: That was a movie about sex too.
It was about breaking away from hypocritical sexual values.
CORINNE: I agree. But what did you think of that one?
DOLLY: I thought it was excellent. Very imaginative and well-written. But it wasn't gross.
It wasn't disgusting like "Something About Mary". Do you see how they are different?
CORINNE: Yes, I suppose.
DOLLY: So maybe you can see now that I'm not conservative.
But I have a sense of value. "Something About Mary" depends on gross humor.
But "Pleasantville" depends on drama. They are both about sex, but they are different.
I think there should be more movies like "Pleasantville".
CORINNE: Hmm. I will have to think about it.