Todd McCarthy has a disturbing article in Variety (hat tip: Drudge) about a trend in recent independent films at the Sundance Film Festival (2005). He lists 9 separate films, all with young teens making horribly wrong adult sexual decisions. As a moral compass, Sundance seems to be pointing in the wrong direction.
I am not one for censorship, as the header for this site explains. But just because anything can be said, done or shown doesn't mean it should be. There are many well-made films that, from my personal perspective, are not worth seeing. Depicting bizarre sexual escapades of minors is wrong. The fact that aspiring Sundance directors are focusing on the topic is just one more indicator of the culture war that is out there.
I am pleased Variety is writing an article about this trend, though it stops, of course, short of rendering any judgment on the films.