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Survey Reveals Parents Still Freaked Out by Sex in Movies, Relatively Cool With Murder
Survey Reveals Parents Still Freaked Out by Sex in Movies, Relatively Cool With Murder
But a new survey conducted by the Classification and Rating Administration confirms that while parents chew their fingernails over the scandalizing unnaturalness of the human body and the sexual act — a thing the vast majority of people do at least once during their lifetime — they’re still pretty much cool with depictions of violence.
The Most Hilariously Weird MPAA Rating Descriptions
The Most Hilariously Weird MPAA Rating Descriptions
We just found out that ‘50 Shades of Grey’ has officially been given an R-rating from the MPAA for “strong sexual content including dialogue, some unusual behavior and graphic nudity, and for language.” Naturally, this leads to recalling some of the stranger and more amusing MPAA rating explanations over the years, which have ranged from absurdly funny to prudish and a little bizarre. Here, for your browsing pleasure: a list of some of the most hilarious and weird rating descriptions from the MPAA.
‘Bully’ Triggers Trend As More Filmmakers Appeal MPAA Ratings
‘Bully’ Triggers Trend As More Filmmakers Appeal MPAA Ratings
Harvey Weinstein grabbed headlines earlier this year when he appealed the MPAA’s decision to tag the ripped-from-the-headlines documentary ‘Bully’ with an R rating. Ever the masterful marketer, Weinstein used the appeal to generate press for his movie. But there’s a much larger story brewing behind that flashy, attention-demanding move.
MPAA Refuses to Compromise on R-Rating for ‘Bully’ Documentary
MPAA Refuses to Compromise on R-Rating for ‘Bully’ Documentary
Proving that it takes a bully to beat a bully, the MPAA is refusing to cave on their R-rating for the Weinstein Company's new doc, 'Bully.' The documentary, which sheds a light on the important issue of schoolyard bullying, features "some language," which was just enough to ruffle the feathers of the notoriously difficult ratings board...