The Erotics Of Fifties Pop Culture (partial only)

The Erotics Of Fifties Pop Culture (partial only) Church leaders work hard to separate LDS young people from much of popular culture, certainly from the explicit sexuality in movies, on television, and on the Internet. In the wake of such efforts, a major industry has sprung up which provides entertainment that embodies LDS standards and ideals. This industry looks back to the 1950s for models, a time when Mormon teenagers could watch, hear, and read almost anything. This presentation looks back at the 50s, when I was a teenager growing up in the small Mormon community of Kaysville, Utah. How did popular culture impact me? At what point does a retreat from popular culture isolate young people from enriching experiences?

Gary Stewart