Posts tagged "mpaa"

So Not Fetch: The MPAA Tried To Give “Mean Girls” An R Rating

"We had lots of battles with the ratings board on the movie. There was the line, 'Amber D'Alessio gave a blow job to a hot dog,' which eventually became 'Amber D'Alessio made out with a hot dog.' Which is somehow weirder! That's the thing we found: When you're trying to make a joke obey the…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 6, 2014

Evan Rachel Wood Criticizes New Cut Of “Charlie Countrymen” For Removing Women’s Sexual Pleasure For MPAA Ratings

Here's Evan Rachel Wood's thoughts on Twitter about a sex scene depicting women's sexual pleasure being cut from "Charlie Countryman" in order to please the MPAA and their notoriously prudish rating system:  "After seeing the new cut of #CharlieCountryman I would like 2 share my disappointment with the MPAA, who thought it was necessary to censor a woma…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 27, 2013

Study: Gun Violence In Teen-Oriented Films Has Tripled

Well, this is concerning: Ohio State University and Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania have found that in the past 20 years, gun violence in PG-13 movies has more than tripled. When the PG-13 rating came into existence, it had the same amounts of gun violence as G or PG…
By: Claire Hannum / November 13, 2013

“Blue Valentine” Gets NC-17 Rating Overturned

We've been gearing up for the Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams movie, "Blue Valentine," for ages now. And so we weren't happy when the movie was given an NC-17 rating due to an implied oral sex scene. What this means, in the grand scheme of things, is that the Motion Pictures Associatio…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 8, 2010