Wednesday, March 11, 2015

We Were Right! There's a Double Standard for MPAA Ratings for Gay Sex

Obviously it's not explicit, but this author makes a really convincing argument. I haven't seen the movie in question - has anyone else? Obviously the movie content itself is questionable for other reasons, but I'm interested in hearing the thoughts of others regarding the MPAA standards.

http://gawker.com/g-b-f-was-rated-r-for-being-gay-1485807841


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  1. It's interesting to consider this double standard in the context of what we saw in "The Celluloid Closet". I feel like there's a conception that the Hays Codes/ Hollywood censorship were a Thing That Happened a long time ago and we've moved far past that now. I certainly have believed this. But it seems like things really aren't so changed when it is still difficult to portray gays and lesbians in cinema. You could even make the argument that getting an R rating for a movie is a form of censorship (to a degree), because a lot fewer people will be able to see the film.

    I'd like to see a new Celluloid Closet about modern film standards and homosexuality, or one looking at how film standards have changed over time. I think that would be interesting and informative.

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