Can't Help But Love Trashy Movies? Probably Because You're Intelligent According To Science

2016-10-13 05:28:43Z
Harriet Armstrong
Harriet Armstrong

Harriet is a Digital Content Producer for Scoopla.

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Can't help but feel guilty when you are beyond ecstatic to watch The Wedding Planner on a friday night or when you bring out the very worst of corny 90s movies that Netflix has to offer? 

Well now you don't have to, as there is an official reason why we gravitate to watching and secretly LOVING the trashiest, worst films that cinema has ever had to offer!

And even better? It means you are probably more intelligent than the average...

A study conducted by Sciencedirect.com found that ultimately the worse your movie choices seem to be, the smarter you are!

According to the Huffington Post this is how:

"The study was conducted by film scholar Keyvan Sarkhosh of the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics in Frankfurt, Germany, and relied on an online survey to collect data from 372 participants ― largely university students and people with a presence on Facebook and trash film-focused online forums. Their mean age was 34.6 years."

"The survey asked participants to provide up to 20 words they spontaneously associated with the term “trash films,” and to describe the feelings these films elicited and how often and in what context they typically watched them. Participants were also asked to list up to 10 film titles that came to mind when they thought of “trash films."

So how exactly does that mean that their intelligence can be determined?

"The study concluded that one’s enjoyment of trashy cinema indicates 'a positive, transgressive deviance from the cinematic mainstream'. Trashy movie-lovers tend to watch such films ironically ― solely for humor or entertainment value. Nothing like a good hate-watch, right?"

Thank god! Finally an excuse to watch The Lizzie Mcguire Movie on repeat right!?

Photo Credit- Columbia Pictures

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