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2014-08-20 12:06:46 PM  
The MPAA also thinks showing a boob should be rated R, so this really isn't that shocking.
 
2014-08-20 12:12:27 PM  

grumpfuff: The MPAA also thinks showing a boob should be rated R, so this really isn't that shocking.


I'm surprised Airplane hasn't been rerrated as R because boobs.
 
2014-08-20 12:15:32 PM  
Yes, "Love Is Strange" features some vulgar words, as do all the other R-rated films here. (In fact, the only reason given for the rating assigned "Love Is Strange" is "language.")

Sooo it's language. If they had PG-13 level of language and it was rated R, you may have a point. But language, as well as nudity, will pretty much guarantee a R rating (unless the nudity is non-sexual, or James Cameron pays a buttload of money for a PG-13 rating). Even using 'fark' once in a sexual manner (i.e. "You farked him/her?!") will get you an R rating.
 
2014-08-20 12:18:37 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Yes, "Love Is Strange" features some vulgar words, as do all the other R-rated films here. (In fact, the only reason given for the rating assigned "Love Is Strange" is "language.")

Sooo it's language. If they had PG-13 level of language and it was rated R, you may have a point. But language, as well as nudity, will pretty much guarantee a R rating (unless the nudity is non-sexual, or James Cameron pays a buttload of money for a PG-13 rating). Even using 'fark' once in a sexual manner (i.e. "You farked him/her?!") will get you an R rating.


I'll admit the author seems to be trying too hard on this one.

However, it is sort of ridiculous that graphic violence is considered more OK than non-sexual nudity or some bad language.
 
2014-08-20 12:22:16 PM  
Where does the MPAA get this kind of influence and power from? It's not a government entity, is it? What the hell?
 
2014-08-20 12:23:57 PM  
No! R movies are the ones *I* watch!

Make them G instead.
 
2014-08-20 12:26:07 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: grumpfuff: The MPAA also thinks showing a boob should be rated R, so this really isn't that shocking.

I'm surprised Airplane hasn't been rerrated as R because boobs.


Things changed a lot since 1980. There are very few movies with boobs after Titanic that aren't R rated.

And yes, it was because of whatever language it had. The author is fishing for a story that isn't there.
 
2014-08-20 12:26:14 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: However, it is sort of ridiculous that graphic violence is considered more OK than non-sexual nudity or some bad language.


Agreed.

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2014-08-20 12:30:55 PM  
 
2014-08-20 12:39:00 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Where does the MPAA get this kind of influence and power from? It's not a government entity, is it? What the hell?


It was formed to keep the government out of the ratings/censorship department. I just saw a preview of this the other day, and it looked pretty tame. I don't think an R rating is a kiss of death, like NC-17 is always made out to be.
 
2014-08-20 12:42:06 PM  

thismomentinblackhistory: ecmoRandomNumbers: Where does the MPAA get this kind of influence and power from? It's not a government entity, is it? What the hell?

It was formed to keep the government out of the ratings/censorship department. I just saw a preview of this the other day, and it looked pretty tame. I don't think an R rating is a kiss of death, like NC-17 is always made out to be.


A movie with an NC-17 is the kiss of death, as some major chains won't even distribute it. And R just means in some cases fewer teens will see it.
 
2014-08-20 12:46:30 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Where does the MPAA get this kind of influence and power from? It's not a government entity, is it? What the hell?


Concerned Straight married mothers with children for Christ and Christian values
But CSMMCCCV just didn't catch on.
 
2014-08-20 12:48:31 PM  

TheHighlandHowler: See:
This Film Is Not Yet Rated


Fantastic film.

Maddening as all f*ck, but really well done.
 
2014-08-20 12:49:59 PM  

Snarfangel: No! R movies are the ones *I* watch!

Make them G instead.


"I love G-rated moves. As long as there's lots of sex and violence in them." -- Elvira, Mistress of the Dark
 
2014-08-20 01:18:57 PM  
I just assume the ratings are arbitrary and inconsistent across the boards, and the rating process is easily corrupted.

It might be the gay thing here.  It's hard to say.  I tend to think it's just another product of a flawed process.
 
2014-08-20 01:20:02 PM  
If it had more than one "eff word" than it's an R, period. Nothing involving the gay.
 
2014-08-20 01:20:26 PM  

Rev.K: TheHighlandHowler: See:
This Film Is Not Yet Rated

Fantastic film.

Maddening as all f*ck, but really well done.


Yes, it demonstrates well that there is no reason behind what the MPAA does, or at least none that they are willing to share with the likes of us.
 
2014-08-20 01:23:39 PM  

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RATED IT

 
2014-08-20 01:26:44 PM  

Diogenes: I just assume the ratings are arbitrary and inconsistent across the boards, and the rating process is easily corrupted.

It might be the gay thing here.  It's hard to say.  I tend to think it's just another product of a flawed process.


Have you seen 'This Movie Is Not Yet Rated'?

MPAA ratings folks hate teh ghey. Violence is perfectly fine, but show two men in love on screen? Oh now you've angered up the blood.

It's pathetic.
 
2014-08-20 01:28:27 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

Job well done!
 
2014-08-20 01:45:30 PM  

Rev.K: Diogenes: I just assume the ratings are arbitrary and inconsistent across the boards, and the rating process is easily corrupted.

It might be the gay thing here.  It's hard to say.  I tend to think it's just another product of a flawed process.

Have you seen 'This Movie Is Not Yet Rated'?

MPAA ratings folks hate teh ghey. Violence is perfectly fine, but show two men in love on screen? Oh now you've angered up the blood.

It's pathetic.


I'll certainly look into it.
 
2014-08-20 02:16:58 PM  

Mugato: If it had more than one "eff word" than it's an R, period. Nothing involving the gay.


Not sure how many f-bombs are in this movie, but there is a precedent here.
 
2014-08-20 02:18:40 PM  
Well all the movies I've seen with lesbians in it should be at least rated R.

At the very least...
 
2014-08-20 02:20:32 PM  
You can't be gay if you don't have sex with your same gender.  Therefore gay implies sex, which get s an R rating
 
2014-08-20 02:26:03 PM  

EvilEgg: You can't be gay if you don't have sex with your same gender.  Therefore gay implies sex, which get s an R rating


Now where am I going to find the time to be 100% gay?  I've got bills to pay, too, you know!
 
2014-08-20 02:35:25 PM  

Diogenes: EvilEgg: You can't be gay if you don't have sex with your same gender.  Therefore gay implies sex, which get s an R rating

Now where am I going to find the time to be 100% gay?  I've got bills to pay, too, you know!


That sort of thing canpay the bills, you know.  Your problem would be fluids and stamina
 
2014-08-20 02:42:46 PM  

EvilEgg: That sort of thing canpay the bills, you know. Your problem would be fluids and stamina


don't forget cramping!
 
2014-08-20 02:50:35 PM  

EvilEgg: Diogenes: EvilEgg: You can't be gay if you don't have sex with your same gender.  Therefore gay implies sex, which get s an R rating

Now where am I going to find the time to be 100% gay?  I've got bills to pay, too, you know!

That sort of thing canpay the bills, you know.  Your problem would be fluids and stamina


somedude210: EvilEgg: That sort of thing canpay the bills, you know. Your problem would be fluids and stamina

don't forget cramping!


pbs.twimg.com

The G is for "Gay!"
 
2014-08-20 03:13:30 PM  

Mugato: thismomentinblackhistory: ecmoRandomNumbers: Where does the MPAA get this kind of influence and power from? It's not a government entity, is it? What the hell?

It was formed to keep the government out of the ratings/censorship department. I just saw a preview of this the other day, and it looked pretty tame. I don't think an R rating is a kiss of death, like NC-17 is always made out to be.

A movie with an NC-17 is the kiss of death, as some major chains won't even distribute it. And R just means in some cases fewer teens will see it.


It's not as if it's particularly difficult to get a hold of any movie you want nowadays. So you'll miss it in the theaters. So will almost everyone else.
 
2014-08-20 03:15:01 PM  

Rev.K: TheHighlandHowler: See:
This Film Is Not Yet Rated

Fantastic film.

Maddening as all f*ck, but really well done.


Came for This Film is Not Yet Rated and wholeheartedly agree with the above.  I cannot stress enough that people should watch it.
 
2014-08-20 03:16:59 PM  
has anyone mentioned This Film Is Not Yet Rated, yet?

I wanted to mention it in this thread because this seems like the kind of thread that people would mention it in.
 
2014-08-20 03:27:13 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Well all the movies I've seen with lesbians in it should be at least rated R.

At the very least...


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2014-08-20 03:29:25 PM  
becasue ./... the "R" word
 
2014-08-20 03:32:39 PM  
They also gave "The Kings Speech" an "R".  Why? Because fark you, that's why.  It is quite possibly one of the most innocuous movies I have ever seen.  So the king says "fark" a few two many times for the corn-cob up their arse folks at the MPAA.  I don't give a shiat.  If my kids would pay attention to it, I would have them watch it 1000 times over any Michael Bay pablum that stinks up the theater.
 
2014-08-20 03:34:04 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: However, it is sort of ridiculous that graphic violence is considered more OK than non-sexual nudity or some bad language.



I think it's kind of stupid that graphic violence is considered more OK than sexual nudity.
I can understand if it's some really freaky shiat, but just a couple of people rolling around in bed farking is way less damaging to the psyche (IMHO) than seeing a bunch of people get blown up, shot, stabbed, burned, etc.
 
2014-08-20 03:36:59 PM  

give me doughnuts: TuteTibiImperes: However, it is sort of ridiculous that graphic violence is considered more OK than non-sexual nudity or some bad language.


I think it's kind of stupid that graphic violence is considered more OK than sexual nudity.
I can understand if it's some really freaky shiat, but just a couple of people rolling around in bed farking is way less damaging to the psyche (IMHO) than seeing a bunch of people get blown up, shot, stabbed, burned, etc.


There are a lot of people that agree with you but none of them sit on the board of the MPAA nor will they if there is no top-down change in the way that organization is constructed. There are some good documentaries on movie ratings.
 
2014-08-20 03:42:37 PM  
You've gotta admit, they're pretty offensive.

They constantly talk on cell phones, they drive too fast, they always have to have the last word, they talk during movies, they never shut up about how bad ass and ballin' they are, they dress like douchebags, they fight constantly, their personal hygiene is lacking, their food is stinky and overly spicy, they drink too much, they're cheap, they're pushy, they don't tip for sh*t, they'll hit on your chick while you're in the bathroom, they'll........

....wait, what?  Gay people?  Oh, my bad, were you talking about gay people?  Aw, no way, gay people are cool.  I got no issue with gay people.

Who was I talking about then?  Uh....y'know....just some other people.  What do you mean, what other people?

Uh.....uh......hey I think my wife is calling me for dinner.  COMING HONEY!!!

[Pyooooooo!]
 
2014-08-20 03:42:52 PM  
Not an R among the bunch...

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...and anybody will tell ya' that these movies are gayer than the ghost of Paul Lynde mincing into a bath house while wearing a caftan and singing show tunes! Joey, do you like movies about gladiators?
 
2014-08-20 03:43:50 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: However, it is sort of ridiculous that graphic violence is considered more OK than non-sexual nudity or some bad language.



"Whale Rider"

No nudity.
No profanity.
No violence.

PG-13

Apparently there was a brief scene with marajuana use among some of the grownups while they were sitting around drinking.

Even seeing drugs is apparently two ratings categories. Roger Ebert was pissed at that rating.
 
2014-08-20 03:49:52 PM  
There are many things wrong with America.  The MPAA is one of them.
 
2014-08-20 03:52:12 PM  
"What we got back didn't live long."
 
2014-08-20 03:52:16 PM  

moothemagiccow: It's not as if it's particularly difficult to get a hold of any movie you want nowadays. So you'll miss it in the theaters. So will almost everyone else.


Unless a movie has a chance of at least breaking even in box office release for production cost, it doesn't get made.
 
2014-08-20 03:58:45 PM  
This is hardly the worst one. American Pie, which features a guy getting a lap dance from a girl and the same guy farking a pie until he cums, got an R rating. Compare that to The Dreamers, which features a woman having an orgasm; that one got an NC-17 rating.
 
2014-08-20 04:00:35 PM  
MPAA is based on who can pay them.
If that movie was from Disney or Fox, it would be PG-13.

Look at Toy Story.
Living Moving Dolls being sent to a VIOLENT Death in a Smoky Hot Volcano Like furnace.  Major bullying by the Bear Toy.  and it's Rated G
 
2014-08-20 04:05:32 PM  

Serious Black: The Dreamers


Full frontal male nudity got that one the Nc-17 win.

/heavens to mergotroid!  A penis!
 
2014-08-20 04:06:50 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Snarfangel: No! R movies are the ones *I* watch!

Make them G instead.

"I love G-rated moves. As long as there's lots of sex and violence in them." -- Elvira, Mistress of the Dark


Like Bugs Bunny in drag kissing Elmer Fudd and Daffy Duck getting his beak blown off.
 
2014-08-20 04:07:12 PM  

hardinparamedic: moothemagiccow: It's not as if it's particularly difficult to get a hold of any movie you want nowadays. So you'll miss it in the theaters. So will almost everyone else.

Unless a movie has a chance of at least breaking even in box office release for production cost, it doesn't get made.


Mmhmm, there's no such thing as direct-to-video, a sleeper hit or a box office bomb. and next you'll tell me Universal, Fox, Sony and Disney are the only people making movies.
 
2014-08-20 04:08:55 PM  

InterruptingQuirk: Serious Black: The Dreamers

Full frontal male nudity got that one the Nc-17 win.

/heavens to mergotroid!  A penis!


Oh fark that, we see penii waving around in every R rated comedy movie, no labia to be seen.
 
2014-08-20 04:11:33 PM  
If producers have a movie aimed at an adult demographic, don't they sometimes want an R rating just to get a wider audience? With one involving a gay couple, they'd also have to worry about the homophobic "family values" crowd causing trouble if the movie were PG-13.
 
2014-08-20 04:18:14 PM  

monoski: give me doughnuts: TuteTibiImperes: However, it is sort of ridiculous that graphic violence is considered more OK than non-sexual nudity or some bad language.


I think it's kind of stupid that graphic violence is considered more OK than sexual nudity.
I can understand if it's some really freaky shiat, but just a couple of people rolling around in bed farking is way less damaging to the psyche (IMHO) than seeing a bunch of people get blown up, shot, stabbed, burned, etc.

There are a lot of people that agree with you but none of them sit on the board of the MPAA nor will they if there is no top-down change in the way that organization is constructed. There are some good documentaries on movie ratings.


Like my brother says about his 5 year old twins: "I'd rather they watched graphic scenes about people making each other happy than about people making each other sad."
 
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