It's no secret that Hollywood and its "values" are contributing mightily to the moral decay of American culture, and 2011 romantic comedies have been some of the raunchiest to date. But the stars of the summer 2011 sleazy hookup film "Friends with Benefits" have involved Facebook in promoting their flick.
Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis star in "Friends with Benefits," a movie that glorifies a casual and strictly sexual relationship among friends with no emotional strings attached. Kunis and Timberlake have taken to dramatically mocking Public Service Announcements by participating in a 60 second video asking viewers to "support a friends with benefits status option," to appear alongside the traditional statuses of single, engaged, married, etc.
The actors, dressed conservatively and against a plain backdrop, donned stoic faces and pleaded with viewers and Facebook users to talk about a "very serious issue."
"Social networks are failing to meet the needs of an underserved population," Timberlake said, while a tragic piano solo played in the background. "Why are we denying a voice to those who are in a casual, sexual relationship with a friend!?" Kunis rhetorically wondered. "But now there's hope. A growing movement of people, united. So donate your status today for this very, very important cause," she continued. "Just remember, every click counts," Kunis dramatically implored.
The video ended with Timberlake, facing Kunis, casually dropping to his knees to perform, what viewers can only infer, is oral sex on his costar.
Perhaps not surprisingly, Timberlake and Kunis have taken to performing their on-screen groping during live television. At the MTV Movie Awards on June 5, 2011, the pair casually grabbed each other's genitals as they presented the first golden popcorn award.
But inappropriately touching a woman's chest on stage is not new for Timberlake. He shocked the nation when he exposed Janet Jackson's nipple during the 2004 Super bowl halftime show in an incident that became known as "Nipplegate."
Timberlake's movie is only one in a string of lewd "romantic comedies" about the hookup culture to hit theaters this year. Tinseltown gave us "No Strings Attached" and "Love and Other Drugs," two movies that purport the same f**k buddies theme as "Friends with Benefits." "Hall Pass," released in February, followed the adventures of a few white, suburban, middle-aged husbands given a "pass" by their wives to do whatever and whomever they wanted for one week, consequence-free. As one might expect, the men spent their week chasing skirts and partying like frat boys.