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Social Acceptability (1957)

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Shy and slightly awkward Marian wants desperately to be accepted into the social circle that directs everything at her high school. Rod, the rich star athlete and the leader of that circle,... See full summary »
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Shy and slightly awkward Marian wants desperately to be accepted into the social circle that directs everything at her high school. Rod, the rich star athlete and the leader of that circle, has everything in his favor to be popular. Ben, although from a lower social class, is part of the group because he has an outgoing personality. Susie, who used to be friends with Marian, fits in the middle of the group - not the most popular or as rich as Rod, and not as outgoing as Ben, but she possesses enough of each of those attributes to be accepted. And there are others like Jerry who isn't part of the group, but doesn't want to be. Susie is having a party, to which Marian has not yet been invited. Malcolm and Evelyn, Marian's parents, talk about Marian's social development. Marian takes after Evelyn, who admits her own insecurities and how that in turn may affect Marian's development, while Malcolm is worried that not being accepted may scar Marian for life. Although the party in and of ... Written by Huggo

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USA

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Bring On The Pig's Blood
14 August 2017 | by CalabossSee all my reviews

This is a mid 1950's primer on the need to be accepted by "the group." I don't know. The group seemed like a bunch of nimrods to me, but our star, Marion, seemed to pin all her hopes on being invited to their party.

Alas, her invitation did not come, and I was waiting for a fun, pig's blood conclusion a la Carrie. No such luck. This thing just kind of ends, with Marion heading toward an empty life bereft of friends, and her mother too emotionally paralyzed to do anything to help.

So join me, won't you, to watch a depressing 20 minute educational short that has not been teaching anyone anything for 60 years now. I shouldn't say that.... It does suggest you be rich or fun to easily make friends. So, fall into a pile of money and you're all set.


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