Parents protest R-rated movies in Hinsdale South class
Annemarie Mannion | September 18, 2012
The inclusion of R-rated movies in a class at Hinsdale South High School is drawing criticism from some parents who say the films are inappropriate for teens and portray sexual, violent and profane images they don’t want their children to see.
Burr Ridge resident Victor Casini, a parent of a 17-year-old student in the class on film as literature, is challenging inclusion of the movies “American Beauty” and “Brokeback Mountain,” along with others, on the class syllabus.
“It’s just this latent exposure to the sexual, violent imagery — this profanity,” he said. “I’m not sure what it accomplishes.” Read on…
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