American Pie celebrated its 20th anniversary this week and the cast have been sharing fond memories of making the movie.
However, Shannon Elizabeth, who played exchange student Nadia in the raunchy high school comedy, admits that parts of her storyline would be problematic today.
“If this had come out after the #MeToo movement, there would definitely be a problem,” Elizabeth told Page Six.
“I think that it would have gone down differently.”
In the 1999 film, Stifler (Seann William Scott) persuades Jim (Jason Biggs) to set up a webcam in his room so that they he and his friends can watch Nadia change clothes for her ballet class.
She finds Jim’s porno collection and begins masturbating while they watch until Jim is persuaded to return to his room and have sex with her.
He accidentally sends the webcam link to every email on his school list and after the incident, which saw him ejaculate prematurely twice, Nadia is sent home by her sponsors.
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None of the boys involved are punished despite being complicit in sharing explicit images of the exchange student, a minor, without her consent.
Elizabeth isn’t the only one to notice how problematic the movie is under modern day scrutiny.
American Pie has aged really badly, particularly in how it treats women, consent and privacy. #Booksmart does a much better job with it, and it's because it has a different understanding of gender.— Chris Brosnahan (@ChrisBrosnahan) June 24, 2019
What about American Pie where those knuckleheads broadcast the exchange stident stripping and masturbating without consent, peer pressure their friend into trying to have sex with her on camera and get in no trouble, while the girl is deported for embarrassing her host family— Mike Dynamo (@MikeDynamo) February 24, 2019
American Pie movie was big horny and extremely problematic— Easy St. Keys (@EasyStreetKeys) June 4, 2019
I watched American Pie tonight for the first time in like idk 20 years. Holy fuck is that film problematic.— Biz316 (@biz316) February 10, 2019
American Pie is certainly not the only comedy that hasn’t aged well and more often than not we are finding films from the past don’t hold up against today’s standard.
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Recently, it was revealed that Disney had removed a blooper scene from the end credits of Toy Story 2 that saw Stinky Pete attempting to take advantage of 2 Barbie dolls.
And Midsommar star Jack Reynor also admitted that a joke about underage sex in Transformers: Age of Extinction probably wouldn’t make the cut in 2019.