Saturday, April 19, 2014

PRETTY LITTLE LIARS: Nymphet & Teacher on Teacher's Bed

Pretty Little Liars S04E18 Aria and Mr. Fitz

I wrote in The Allure of Nymphets that like in literature, there are a number of television shows and movies that have a female high school student in a romantic relationship with one of her (English) teachers. I first saw the theme on One Tree Hill about ten years ago and most recently on the hugely popular ABC Family teen drama, Pretty Little Liars

On the show, 16-year-old brunette Aria met Ezra at a bar, kissed him and “made out” with him in the bar’s bathroom. The next day she found out that Eric was actually Mr. Fitz, her new English teacher. Aria and Mr. Fitz continued to make out in subsequent episodes for over four seasons in places like his car and apartment. 

You may be asking yourself, “How can a television show get away with portraying a 16-year-old in a relationship with her English teacher?” The answer is easy. Pretty Little Liars is set in Pennsylvania where the age of consent is, you guessed it, 16. The writers strategically set the show in Pennsylvania, so they could legally shock its viewers. 

And if you're intrigued by the television show, you'll find the novels fascinating. 



In the beginning of chapter three of volume one, Hanna, who is described as the most sought-after girl at Rosewood Day high school and her best friend, Mona Vanderwaal, were sipping red wine at the French-inspired cafe, Rive Gauch, in the King James Mall. 

While they were inconceivably enjoying their drinks and “comparing Vogue to Teen Vogue,” Hanna noticed a “fortysomething guy staring lecherously at them,” so she decided it would be a good idea to have a “Lolita” moment.

“We should flash him.” Mona suggested before the teens slowly pulled up the hems of their sky-high minis and revealed their panties to the “... regular Humbert Humbert.”  

“You know that guy had a boner,” Mona presumed as the middle-aged man dashed away after he spilled his drink.