IDing Teens At The Movies

American Voices ISSUE 35•24 Jun 23, 1999

Attempting to shield teens from violent imagery, U.S. cinema owners agreed last week to require young people to show photo IDs when buying tickets for R-rated movies. What do you think?

  • “Man, when I hear adults talk about carding me for a stupid movie, it makes me want to get a bunch of guns and shoot everyone at my school.&quo”

    James Goltz –
    Student

  • “What's wrong with a bit of the old ultra-violence? Sometimes a droog needs a good tolchock on the old gulliver, O my brothers.”

    Richard Borgmann –
    Bond Trader

  • “I'm just glad that when I see the South Park movie, the theater won't be filled with noisy juveniles annoying my husband and me.”

    Dana Wynegar –
    Florist

  • “Well, you have to admit that similar measures have put an end to underage drinking.”

    Michelle Kusick –
    Speech Pathologist

  • “Shit, man, this blows. I'm 43, but I don't have any ID.”

    Fred Hisle –
    Systems Analyst

  • “There's a statute of limitations on this, right? Because I got into Stripes in 1981 when I was 12.”

    Isaac Brye –
    Dishwasher