CORINNE： I just saw “Something About Mary” last night. It was hilarious.
DOLLY： Darren took me to it last week. I thought it was a little sick.
CORINNE： What do you mean “sick”？ It was really funny， don't you think？
DOLLY： It was entertaining in some ways. But in general I didn't like it.
CORINNE： Why not？
DOLLY： I just think the humor was too gross. There were too many disgusting things in it.
I don't think a comedy has to have so much smut to be funny.
CORINNE： It wasn't a dirty movie. There wasn't even any nudity.
DOLLY： No， you're right. But nudity doesn't bother me.
What bothered me were all the jokes about masturbation， stuff like that. It was too sick.
CORINNE： Oh， you are too conservative. That's all just realistic.
DOLLY： I don't think it's realistic.
You mean that scene where Mary puts the “hair gel” in her hair？ You think that's realistic.
I thought it was sick. Why does a movie have to use that kind of humor？
CORINNE： People think it's funny.
DOLLY： But it was the most disgusting comedy I've ever seen.
And it was a big budget movie too. It wasn't just a low-budget film you can see on cable TV.
I think America's values are screwed up if movies like that are popular.
CORINNE： See？ I told you， you are conservative.
DOLLY： I'm not really conservative.
But at least I have a sense of propriety. Some new movies are just vulgar.
If they become popular， it proves that people are becoming more vulgar.
CORINNE： I'm really surprised at this. I didn't think you were like this.
DOLLY： I'm not what you think， Corinne. I'm not prudish at all.
Did you see the movie “Pleasantville”？
CORINNE： Yes. I thought it was good.
DOLLY： That was a movie about sex too.
It was about breaking away from hypocritical sexual values.
CORINNE： I agree. But what did you think of that one？
DOLLY： I thought it was excellent. Very imaginative and well-written. But it wasn't gross.
It wasn't disgusting like “Something About Mary”。 Do you see how they are different？
CORINNE： Yes， I suppose.
DOLLY： So maybe you can see now that I'm not conservative.
But I have a sense of value. “Something About Mary” depends on gross humor.
But “Pleasantville” depends on drama. They are both about sex， but they are different.
I think there should be more movies like “Pleasantville”。
CORINNE： Hmm. I will have to think about it.