For family worship last night, our family watched Remember the wife of lot movie since it will be discussed in the meeting this week. There’s a few things I noticed that I didn’t think about last time I watched it.
First, the dad is very of course against his daughters going to college or even trying to find a good job. Yet he does accounting, which is a very good job that almost always requires a college education. And he is able to support his family without a second income from his wife. So hypocritical. It’s like the governing body wants to create a generation of young people who are moochers and leaches. Don’t educate yourself or try to get a great job. Just leach off the older generation who did that. I’m seriously worried about all these young people who are not thinking of their future. Not everyone has parents who can support them forever or a rich old couple in their congregation who has an apartment or basement they rent out to pioneers.
Also the women never wear jeans. They wear dress pants and the young girl Tina wears old grandma pants. The only time it shows a girl wearing jeans it’s when the older girl Anna starts becoming “worldly” lol. Oh and her friend with the lesbian mom wears jeans. And when Anna straightens up her act, she goes back to grandma pants and little girl bows on her clothes. It’s not a really big deal but it’s weird to me. And almost every scene of a women is in the kitchen cooking. Very passively sexist.
The whole movie is so melodramatic and very strange. And the whole thing screams cult so much. From the Dad feeling so uncomfortable around people in the outside world including his own family to the others family’s process of becoming a witness.
And the whole relation to the story of lot doesn’t make sense. They say that Lots wife turned around because she was Materialistic, but has anyone ever considered that if the story was even true, she turned around because there was probably a city exploding and raining fire behind her and it was just a normal human instinct to turn around maybe to make sure she wasn’t about to be blown to pieces?!