‘My Life as a Zucchini’ Isn’t for Kids

Mar 2, 2017 by

By Ashley E. McGuire –

Don’t get duped into taking your kids to see My Life as a Zucchini. It is a false flag operation for the left’s culture war. The animated film, which opens this weekend in my city, has won lots of accolades, including nods from the Golden Globes and the Oscars. It looks like a kid movie, and is classified as a “family” film at IMBD.com, in addition to getting reviews on plenty of websites for kid films.

NPR made it out to be the latest family flick in a recent review:

“Animated films can do more than babysit kids; instead of simply quieting children for an hour or two, they can act to open conversations with them. Most American animation does not share this goal, however, and aims instead to feed kids a steady diet of hyperactive screen candy. That’s why the Oscar-nominated French-Swiss cartoon My Life as a Zucchini might feel like a vegetable instead of the delightful treat that it is.”

Did your eyes catch at the words, “open conversations with them”?

That’s because, apparently, what passes for kids’ movies according to NPR and Hollywood’s elites now includes a steady diet of adult content such as murder-suicides, “puppet nudity,” drugs, and child abuse, all of which can be found in Zucchini. But never mind. Why not focus on the movie as “an affecting stop-motion portrait of the hardest parts of growing up and understanding the world,” as one reviewer put it? Evidently parents should be “opening conversations” with our kids about these horrors, not because they have presented themselves in our kids’ lives, but because some moviemakers felt like we should.

The filmmakers themselves acknowledge in an interview that the movie is trying to straddle both the kid and adult categories:

“The book was rather for a more grown-up audience. There’s a lot of things that deal with abuse and hard-core issues. One of the biggest challenges for the adaptation was to soften it. In order to soften the discourse, in order to open the film as well to a younger audience and children audience.”

Here’s an idea: let kids be kids and don’t try to trick them or their parents into letting them watch disturbing adult content painted over as artsy animation?

That writers and producers are trying in all seriousness to play off My Life as a Zucchini as suitable for children is emblematic of our culture’s refusal to allow children their right to innocence anymore. My local library recently had a display in the toddler section on LGBT issues. Schools around the country are trying to teach children as young as kindergarten that their gender is a fluid spectrum. My four-year-old came home from school during the election season telling me, “Donald Trump says bad things about women.” She of course, had no clue who Donald Trump was. And just last month, my neighborhood was full of women with their young daughters wearing hats depicting female genitalia. One friend told me she overheard a mom explaining to her daughter that she almost aborted her.

Source: ‘My Life as a Zucchini’ Isn’t for Kids – Acculturated

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