Jeff (Rock: It's Your Decision)
Jeff is the main protagonist of the 1982 religious anti-rock propaganda movie Rock: It's Your Decision. He's a Christian teenager who initially enjoys listening to rock music, but soon turns his back on the music genre after swearing off listening to it for 2 weeks at Brother Owen's insistence. He was played by Ty Taylor (not to be confused with the musician of the same name).
Why He Sucks
- Jeff alienates all of his friends by swearing off listening to rock music and acting like a jerk towards them.
- Not only is Jeff rude towards his friends, but also his mother.
- Jeff is a massive hypocrite, as he criticizes his friend Marty for playing instrumental rock music at his party, but in a later scene, he listens to rock music in his car.
- Jeff seems to put no effort in researching rock music and doesn't list good reasons why the songs are supposed to be satanic and just goes by the titles and names alone, as his sermon speech at the end of the movie proves:
- He claims that the Rolling Stones' "Sympathy for the Devil" and "Dancing with Mr. D" are satanic, even though the former song was about Satan witnessing the atrocities of mankind and the latter song was about death, not the Devil.
- He claims that Jefferson Starship's "Dance with the Dragon" is satanic, even though the song is about the Chinese Year of the Dragon rather than a satanic dragon.
- He claims that Santana's "Soul Sacrifice" and "Evil Ways" are satanic, even though the former song is an instrumental and the latter song starts with the lyric "You've got to change your evil ways".
- He claims that the AC/DC song "Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be" is satanic, even though the song is a metaphor and is actually about a narcissistic man being tormented by a woman.
- He claims that songs by Barry Manilow, Rod Stewart and even Captain and Tenille are satanic due to having references to sex and magic, even though those references are mild and largely non-explicit.
- He doesn't even mention any Christian rock artists at all.
- At one point, Jeff mentions that some rock artists are involved with cultists, but doesn't bother to explain the details.
- Jeff is an implied homophobe, as he bashes certain rock artists just for being homosexual as an excuse to say why rock music is evil.
- The movie tries to portray Jeff's actions as heroic, but he just comes off as a bigoted jerk who attacks anyone just because they don't have the same religious beliefs as him.