“Doing wrong leads to disgrace, and scandalous behavior brings contempt” Proverbs 18:3
Rumor has it Olive Penderghast lost her virginity at a party. Problem: she didn’t. After lying about having sex with a male collegian, she earns the reputation as an adulteress. Embracing her new identity as the school tramp, she stitches a scarlet letter “A” on all her clothing.
Emma Stone plays Olive Penderghast, an average, overlooked high school student who believes lying about relinquishing her virginity would endow her with popularity at school to advance her social status. It did–for the wrong reasons. Now, male students want to sleep with her to bolster their self-worth and reputation. The scene above demonstrates Olive’s dramatic transformation as she flaunts down the hallway, attracting attention from everyone. Wearing the “A” on her clothes signifies her acceptance of her new identity as an adulteress, which strains and–eventually ends– her friendship with her best friend Rhiannon Abernathy. Rhiannon resents Olive for her new identity and sudden popularity. Why bring such reputation on oneself for notoriety?
The scene below depicts Olive’s initial refusal to have fake sexual intercourse with a male student, but has pity on him (after watching him self-deprecate) and concedes, perpetuating her reputation. Why wait for marriage when you can mate with dozen of strangers? (Sarcasm)
Everyone has something or someone to which or whom we identify ourselves. Among my things is food, particularly desserts. The “G” in the title stands for glutton (Easy Glutton). Though I carry no reputation as an overeater, or glutton, I do so at times when scrumptious foods is before me. I have over-indulged in food before on multiple occasions, namely at all-you-eat buffets. Overeating is unhealthy and a sin for it is among the seven deadly sins in the Bible.
12 You say, “I am allowed to do anything”—but not everything is good for you. And even though “I am allowed to do anything,” I must not become a slave to anything. 13 You say, “Food was made for the stomach, and the stomach for food.” (This is true, though someday God will do away with both of them.) But you can’t say that our bodies were made for sexual immorality. They were made for the Lord, and the Lord cares about our bodies.” 1 Corinthians 6:12-13
Though I can choose what I ingest, my body is God’s temple; meaning I must honor it with what goes inside it “for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body. (1 Corinthians 6:20) Italian food, macaroni & cheese, mashed potatoes, chicken tenders, French Fries, and desserts, among others are those which I identify myself. The above verse is explicit when it says the Lord will eliminate both the body and food for good. If this is true, we must never consume foods in high quantities, reaching lethargy because…
17 “Anything you eat passes through the stomach and then goes into the sewer.” (Matthew 15:17)
Adding to this idea is this:
The one whose concern is with that which enters the belly will discover that his value is found in that which goes out of it – Imam Al-Ghazali