The Explosive Generation (1961)

TV-PG   |    |  Drama

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High school teacher gets in trouble when he tries to teach a class in sex education.

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  • William Shatner and Edward Platt in The Explosive Generation (1961)
  • The Explosive Generation (1961)
  • William Shatner in The Explosive Generation (1961)
  • Virginia Field and Edward Platt in The Explosive Generation (1961)
  • Edward Platt in The Explosive Generation (1961)
  • Lee Kinsolving in The Explosive Generation (1961)

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19 February 2011 | tapit
| Pivot point
I didn't expect much when I began watching this movie. By the end, I was completely stunned. Although it's billed as a film about teaching sex education in high school in 1961, it is, in fact, about the pivot point at which the silent generation gave way to the "explosive" boomers- the generation that wouldn't take no for an answer. What could have been filled with cheap platitudes about honesty in education and life, turned out to be a really deep exploration of how and why the generations changed from the 1950s to 1960s. The fact that it was made at the time it was happening and no one could know where this would all lead made it more amazing.

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