Could 'Hunger Games' Be the Future of Our Reality TV-Obsessed Society? (VIDEOS)

jennifer lawrenceIs The Hunger Games a cautionary tale for our reality TV-obsessed culture? Jennifer Lawrence seems to think so.

“The books hold up a terrible kind of mirror: This is what our society could be like if we became desensitized to trauma and to each other’s pain,” says the star.

As bleak as it sounds, I'm inclined to agree with her. Just think about the strange forms of human suffering we're passing off as entertainment already: Hoarders burying themselves alive, people addicted to drinking things like nail polish and gasoline, little girls being pimped out onstage by pageant-crazed moms ...


Clearly the sick, detached voyeurism Lawrence is talking about can't be too far away.

And clearly that's freaking her out, now that she's having her moment in the spotlight -- or under the microscope.

“I’ve never played a part this famous. It’s insane to get recognized from a movie that hasn’t been released yet. That’s just bizarre. And scary,” she said.

Wes Bentley actually started watching reality TV in preparation for the role of game master Seneca Crane. Hear what he has to say:

Food for thought, right? Kinda gives me the chills to think about it ...

Do you think our society will ever end up like The Hunger Games?

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