What You Need To Know:
(NA, Ho, PC, LLL, VV, SS, NN, A, D, FR, AB, M) Pagan, self-gratifying worldview offering no hope & featuring homosexuality as normal lifestyle which suffers much discrimination & bias but holds great promise for newcomers (what about being born that way?); politically correct redefining of the family to include whatever group of caring individuals one ends up with in life; 57 obscenities, 9 profanities (3 exclamatory), & several vulgarities & strong sexual innuendoes; man beats women, woman beats man in self defense & inadvertently kills him; fornication strongly implied & promiscuity promoted; partial male & female nudity; alcohol use & abuse; drug selling & use strongly implied; woman visits psychic for help with sick friend; abortion argued as viable option for unplanned pregnancy; and, woman bears illegitimate child.
In the politically correct propaganda piece BOYS ON THE SIDE, Whoopi Goldberg, Mary-Louise Parker and Drew Barrymore star as three New York women who share a cross-country car trip and end up closer than friends once they determine that love need not be gender exclusive nor biologically traditional.
Manipulation abounds in BOYS ON THE SIDE, which director Herbert Ross calls “a film about the creation, evolution and resolution of a family unit.” On the contrary, this movie is nothing more than an audacious attempt at redefining the traditional family. The script even goes so far as to define one’s family as whomever one ends up with in life, regardless of race, creed, sexual preference, personal taste, or criminal record — sort of a “last man standing” approach. Reasonably well acted (with the exception of Drew Barrymore) but filled with blistering obscenities and sexual immorality, BOYS ON THE SIDE strongly supports homosexuality as a viable lifestyle, viewed as negative only by unreasonably biased and bigoted homophobes. The movie offers no hope for redemption and only brief solace in crisis, substituting politically correct precepts on social behavior in the place of true “family” values.