It is clear that many productions seen on television and cinema today have to be somewhat cautious, as introducing certain elements may upset a community or even the parents of children to whom certain programs are directed. And now, a new survey reveals to us what kind of scenes Gen Z users want to watch the least, namely those born in the mid-1990s. 2000
called association UCLA Center for Scholars and Storytellers published a report Teenagers and screens , which gathered information from 1,500 members of this generation about what they want to see in media, whether it’s television or cell phones. According to the data, 51.5% of teenagers aged 10 to 24 want to watch content that emphasizes friendship and platonic relationships more than romantic ones, and even better if they remove sexual scenes.
What is quite interesting is that 47.5% of young people say that sex is not necessary for the plot of most TV shows and movies, while 44.3% of them think that it is abused. of romance, especially heterosexual. That is, they want to talk more about human ideals and how friendship is represented, since decades of non-obvious sex scenes where they don’t contribute much to the plot,
Here is what is referred to by Dr. Yalda T. UhlsFounder and Director of CSS and co-author of the study:
While it’s true that teenagers want less sex on TV and in movies, what the survey actually says is that they want more and different types of relationships reflected in the media they watch. We know that young people suffer from an epidemic of loneliness and look for models in the art they consume. While some storytellers use sex and romance as shortcuts to connect characters, it’s important for Hollywood to recognize that teens want stories that reflect the full spectrum of relationships.
Finally, although a more nuanced scenario with diversity elements is sought, they also want to learn some aspects of behavior related to their environment, since some users have problems socializing with their peers. Likewise, they seek to eliminate racial stereotypes and toxic relationships that can lead to unfortunate events.
Editor’s note: It’s clear that tastes change over time, so I don’t doubt that the next generation of people will have different tastes than when the Zs hit their 30s. So, just the world rotates and that’s it.