I once read an article somewhere about movies aimed at teenagers. It seems the prevailing theory in Hollywood is that pre-teens and tweens will go to movies aimed at teenagers, but teenagers will not be caught dead going to a movie for pre-teens and tweens. Also, it’s believed that teenage girls will go to movies aimed at teenage boys, but teenage boys will refuse to go to any movie aimed at teenage girls. Therefore, the soundest business strategy is to mostly make movies aimed at teenage boys.
It’s interesting that teenage boys act the way they do out of a wish to appear strong and mature, but the entire industry has been warped by their crippling insecurity.