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Still shot from the movie: Josie And The Pussycats.

Josie And The Pussycats

Jumping to the top of the charts faster than a cat can climb a tree, Josie and the Pussycats don't know that Wyatt uses rock star wannabes to further a huge brainwashing project operated by his boss Fiona. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C+
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: C+
Language: C
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Run Time: 98
Theater Release: 11 Apr 2001
Video Release: 14 Aug 2001
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

If you do choose to allow your children to see Josie and the Pussycats, make sure you take advantage of the discussions this movie can initiate:

While using subliminal messages has been deemed unethical or even illegal, how do current advertising methods entice us to purchase? Can you think of specific advertisements that appeal to our sense of pride, self-gratification, or our desire to “belong to the group”?

The movie mentions how quickly trends come and go. Do the fashions fads in this film influence or represent trends currently seen? How do you think this movie will appear ten years from now?

The female costumes in this movie are often very revealing. Why are the male costumes not just as revealing? If Wyatt (the music promoter) is already able to brainwash people into buying CD’s, why would he need attractive women in revealing outfits too? How have fashion and sex appeal become a way of brainwashing our society into purchasing items?

Do subliminal messages really work? Although they became very popular in the late 1950’s, there appears to be no hard evidence to prove their effectiveness. For an informative, and what appears to be unbiased look at this topic, check The Straight Dope at http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a1_187.html

For more detailed information, see The Subliminal Scares at http://www.parascope.com/articles/0397/sublim.htm
Parents please note that the articles on this web site, while written in a psychological context, contain references to sexual topics that may be inappropriate for your children. Other content on this website (which deals with paranormal activities and topics) may also be unsuitable. However, they held one of the best sources on subliminal advertising we could find.

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