Christians have found a way to ruin The 40-Year-Old Virgin… with a movie called The Waiting Game.
Instead of the main character ruining all his opportunities to have sex growing up, like Steve Carell‘s character did, this one has chosen to wait until he’s married.
And his love interest in played by Kirk Cameron‘s sister (a.k.a. D.J. Tanner from “Full House”)… Runs in the family, I guess.
As a couple commenters on YouTube point out, the trailer makes it seem like the guy is getting married for the sole purpose of getting laid. Great moral lesson, right? If that’s really the case, good for her for leaving him at the altar.
(I also love the comment: “I will abstain from this movie!”)
I’ll admit laughing at the Ted Haggard cameo, though…
The movie hasn’t been completed yet; the producers still need to raise some money:
[Rich] Praytor and his movie partner Emilio Martinez have drafted several versions of the script and put together a trailer posted on YouTube, The Gazette reported.
The pair is trying to raise $2 million toward the movie, according to the Colorado-based paper. If the funds are raised, they would start shooting on Sept. 1.
If they really intend for this to be a movie with the moral lesson that everyone should wait until they’re married to have sex, then I predict it’ll be unintentionally hilarious and atheists will have viewing parties just to mock it.
Here’s a moral lesson this film would never have, though, because Christians would never accept it:
You don’t have to wait until you’re married to have sex. But you should wait until you’re ready to handle the emotions and consequences that may come with it. There are some teenagers who are able to do that and some adults who aren’t. If you’re not sure you’re ready for it, waiting’s not a bad idea.
***Update***: Todd Wallinger at the Colorado Springs Gazette broke this story and has more about the filmmakers in his article.
(via Unreasonable Faith)