When news of drones urging people to maintain social distancing made the online rounds earlier this month, a certain comparison kept cropping up: This looks like something out of Demolition Man. Demolition Man may have been intended as a goof about restrictions on behavior and language, but it plays differently from a sheltering-in-place perspective. What stands out are the indications that its futuristic society is one still recovering from the shock of its own near-collapse. I appreciate you taking a break from working on your novel to talk.
Demolition Man Sex Scene
Interview: Demolition Man Writer Daniel Waters
If there was any piece of entertainment that no one expected to be a foreteller of the future, it was Demolition Man. However, the sci-fi action comedy predicted everything from corporate conglomerates to smoking bans—and now, social distancing. In the movie, physical contact has been largely banned. Sex is now done virtually , meetings can be called into remotely, and characters give each other air high fives instead of handshakes. What makes it feel even more eerie is the reason behind it: As explained by Lenina Sandra Bullock , it was because people kept spreading diseases to one another. At the time, it was a commentary on the AIDS crisis, but now it takes on a different tone because of coronavirus.
Demolition Man is a American science fiction action film directed by Marco Brambilla in his directorial debut. Stallone is John Spartan, a risk-taking police officer, who has a reputation for causing destruction while carrying out his work. After a failed attempt to rescue hostages from evil crime lord Simon Phoenix Snipes , they are both sentenced to be cryogenically frozen in
But for the myriad directions we could take this subject, one thought stuck in my mind: future sex is super weird, isn't it? Not weird in the kinkshamey way — never would I yuck anyone's hyper-futuristic yum. Frankly, I wish the specific sexual trope I'm referring to would involve any yum at all for anyone involved.