Not Yet Rated - Anthony Zerka
In recent years, we have seen many controversial movies get developed and distributed around the world. For example, Death of a President is a fictional documentary of the assassination of President George W. Bush investigation. This film is an independent film and was only distributed in selected movie theaters, such as the Oak Street Theater. If this film was made by a Hollywood film studio, it would have gotten distributed all around this country and would have gotten more popular. Franklin believes that any movie can get made in today’s world. Movies and television from the past seemed much censored to the point where showing a woman’s leg was uncommon and wrong. I agree with Franklin’s statement; in today’s world we see couples have graphic sex (Monsters Ball – Halle Berry and Billy Bob Thorton), girls in the nude (American Pie), and violence galore (American History X). For a side note, I find it extremely odd that girls are more commonly naked in movies when compared to men. I believe Kirby Dick would agree with Franklin. American and much of the world are exposed to sex and violence in the big screen when compared to the past. Sex is more subversive according theMPAA. We have always experienced violence in the movie theater, television, war documentaries, and in the video games. Sex is still controversial to many eyes, especially for the young adults. When I went to go see Titanic with my mom, it was very awkward. It has been getting more graphic then ever before to the point where it can by questioned if it was actually necessary to display in the movie. Sex would be up for an R rating faster these days then violence.MPAA board of rater’s purpose is to protect families and children from scenes in which may seem too explicit. We are all use to seeing violence, especially since the Iraqi started and footage of the Vietnam War was being shown in news station. We have been exposed to violence more then we have been to sex. It is quite confusing to say as this country has been censored away from sex for such a long time where it seems violence should deserve a worse rating.