FBI agent Shay Stanley (Karen Duffy), at one point in the film, agrees to date a young man Preston. At this point, she had no idea that the person she was investigating – the enigmatic Mr. Macintosh – was actually a fake identity Preston created to make it easier to spend his $1 million. They had a very good time late in the night and there was obvious chemistry between the two, which seemed to have flown under the scary radar at the time. The ’90s were a very, very strange time.
Modern audiences were understandably outraged when Tiktok user Rob Anderson reminded everyone of this problematic scene depicting an adult performing romantic acts on a child first. adolescence (through Daily mail). What’s even worse is that the dialogue takes place right before the kiss. Stanley told Preston to “give [her] a phone call in 10 years”, implying that they can go on a second date when he’s of legal age to drink. Preston then lowers her, saying he’ll be ready in 5 years.
They stayed together until the two sides decided on six years, sealing the contract with the infamous kiss. Keep in mind that in six years, Preston will only be 17, which means their relationship will still be illegal in at least 11 states (state consent laws are complicated) – but not in all states. Texas, where the film was filmed, and perhaps where the story takes place (via Dunham’s Law).
https://www.looper.com/771322/the-blank-check-moment-that-didnt-age-well/ The moment of empty examination does not age