Reeking of dated social structure, this entertaining 1950’s conservative film calls into question the practice of “going steady.” It uses title cards to ask, “Should teens go steady?” in order to provoke a discussion on its benefits and problems – back when the topic of going steady was edgy! According to the film, going steady introduces problems such as getting hurt by being too serious, moving too far sexually, and more. Marie and Jeff, the stars, find their friends describing their relationship as “going steady” and they’re not sure they like it. They agonize with themselves and their parents over the question. Classic hilarious scenes include Mom commenting, “I hope Jeff doesn't feel he has the right to…take liberties.” Going Steady is an exemplary manifestation of conservative society’s fears about what is now considered harmless behavior.