Carey's single, " Obsessed ", begins with an interlude quote where she says, "And I was like, 'Why are you so obsessed with me? Carey's ex-husband, Nick Cannon , revealed that the song was inspired by the film. In August , the White House tweeted a photo of President Obama's dog, Bo , holding a tennis ball and captioning "Bo, stop trying to make fetch happen". They are the ones who are laughing. Young people watch it like a reality show. It's much too close to their real experiences so they are not exactly guffawing.
Sex is just some anxiety-ridden end goal for boys. They're either disposable, one-dimensional or demonized for, God forbid, rejecting these boys. The film, narrated by Minnie herself, subtly navigates her very real, largely self-directed sexual awakening with the undeniable coercive power dynamic inherent to what is legally considered repeated statutory rape. The film also puts a young woman's pleasure front and center, while acknowledging the complex power dynamics at the heart of her particular situation. This film might take place in s San Francisco, but the depiction of Minnie's blurry understanding and grasp of power and consent in this relationship is one teen girls still experience today.
And it certainly wasn't the first time. Winfrey was a teen herself when she learned that simply by liking something, she had the ability to make it uncool. An avid Chuck Klosterman fan, she was reading one of his books when she came across a line that made her realize she was "definitely The Other when it came to his books. He was talking about hair metal … and he said something to the effect that hair metal's decline was due, mostly, to teenage girls," she writes.