Three years ago, a movie about a foul-mouthed teddy bear became the highest grossing R-rated movie of all time. Ted came from the mind of Family Guy and American Dad creator Seth MacFarlane, a man known for his biting (and sometimes offensive) brand of comedy. A lot of the time he creates clever commentary/satire on the world in which we live. This past weekend, this came true with Ted 2, sequel to his 2012 directorial debut.
In the film, the anthropomorphic bear sues finds himself in a legal bind, suing the government for his civil rights as it tries to qualify him as a piece of property. This premise could not have come at a more opportune time since the movie was released on the exact day that the Supreme Court made its landmark ruling on marriage equality.
While you can call it a coincidence, you’ll find that the plight of a sarcastic talking stuffed animal is very startling reflection of our own reality. Of course, there’s the MacFarlane trademark of an abundance of immature semen and penis jokes so at least you’ll learn something as you cry with laughter.
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