Today’s social conservatives and religious Americans are no different than they were during the Golden Age of Hollywood when families would sit in darkened theaters and watch films about the Old West, the Roman Empire, the Civil War and a myriad of motion picture subjects.
The only difference between movies produced and shown during those glorious days, and the films being pumped out by the movie studios today is the sexual content that was once considered pornographic and the coarse language full of expletives that today’s senior citizens were spanked for using when they were children.
For people who love motion picture entertainment, numerous quality and award-winning films are tainted with gratuitous sex scenes and a steady flow of profane language. Can anyone even imagine John Wayne. Clark Gable, Cary Grant, Katherine Hepburn, Vivian Leigh, or numerous other big-screen legends using the language being heard in today’s Oscar winners?
And to make matters worse for families who seek entertainment sans pornography, even television stations that air motion pictures are more and more allowing the harsh language and unfettered sex to be broadcast into homes at all hours of the day and night.
But the United States is still a capitalist nation and it was inevitable that some inventors and some entrepreneurs would respond to a growing demand for “clean” entertainment.
Today we have services that help movie viewers to maintain discriminating tastes in entertainment. For example, VidAngel filters movies with its online service. The movies are bought or rented through services such as YouTube and Google.
VidAngel has its own streaming service, that the company controls end-to-end and which it built various apps for Apple TV, Roku, Android, iOS, Kindle Fire, and others. The cost of the service is $15 per month which gives the customer five rentals per month. There is also a free trial deal VidAngel offers through Google Play.