straight-laced love


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  • adjective Having narrow views on moral matters; prudish.

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  • adjective exaggeratedly proper


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  • Forrest, the straight-laced Puritan, had died of a hunting accident.


  • DVD and Blu-ray, Universal Plenty of roughshod charm and spirit here as a straight-laced student becomes increasingly rebellious when he explores NY's Muslim hardcore punk scene.

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  • The comedy here manages to be both breezy and black, with the Korean war clearly standing in for the then-current conflict in Vietnam; Hawkeye and Trapper spend most of their time tormenting their straight-laced tent-mate, Major Frank Burns (Robert Duvall), and his prissy head-nurse girlfriend, "Hot Lips" O'Houlihan (Sally Kellerman).

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  • And this is even when he's incorporating said gayness into his social assault, like when he's thrusting his barely clad crotch in front of a test group meant to represent Middle America, or simulating multiple varieties of oral sex on the ghost of Rob Pilatus in front of a straight-laced psychic, or nagging a dude he's camping with multiple times (sometimes clothed, sometimes not) in the wee hours of the night.


  • By contrast, Michael Schaffer, editor of the Washington City Paper has echoed the Stewart/Colbert mood by issuing a memo to his editorial team that lampoons the straight-laced response by august rivals.

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  • Middle Men tells the true story of Jack Harris “the straight-laced businessman who helped launch one of the first porn websites” and becomes “caught between the Russian mob, a porn star, the FBI and his family, all while becoming very rich.”

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  • Wilde, never very shy about his bisexuality, rebelled against the hypocrisy of the straight-laced bluenoses who kept their marriages intact but also took off for long weekends in the country with their young boyfriends -- "Bunburying" (notice the little play on words ....).

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  • She now lives an eccentric life in the middle of nowhere, Virginia with her charmingly straight-laced husband, two kids, two neurotic dogs, and a 1973 Camaro named Loki.

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  • Proudly warm and nostalgic for its soundstage-perfect Victorian Era setting, the film features Garland as irresistable as ever and Johnson well-cast as a suitor so straight-laced he seems almost quaint by modern standards.

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  • If they wanted white to imply the straight-laced hero character, they could have spiced it up with posters and/or newspaper clippings.

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