I really liked the the way the film that we watched looks at the way that the MPAA sensors the films and how that has the overall movie industry and the way we look at films and society. Maria Hodgson discusses the way that films are rated and how they have changed over the years. She says that a "154 films rated R in 1980, 38 contained one single element, such as a word, that netted this rating" (Hodgson 2) This shows how the films used to be rated. They were very strict and did not except any indiscretion or anything bordering the line of being to severe. That was back in the late 60s. It has changed a lot more now. This shows how the MPAA have got a lot more lenient as the times have changed. Now the way movies have changed almost determines the way society is seen. For example if the MPAA lets censors say a sex scene but allows something else it says that society allows something and not sex. Couvares explains, “The more one looks at debates over discrete representations of sexuality, or ethnicity, or other controversial subjects in Hollywood, for example, the more it becomes clear that the attention of both advocates and opponents of censorship is focused on wider cultural and political tension"