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A disconnect between sex and violence – what is with the MPAA?

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Its seems the MPAA is staying vigilant in its campaign to make Kevin Smith’s life hell. This time they are in the process of banning the poster for his new movie Zack & Miri Make A Porno.

I must admit this whole campaign against sexual content confuses me. It has always been this way, even prior to Nipplegate, and as a Canadian who can find nudity openly displayed on City TV past 8pm its just… weird. Kevin Smith has made a movie with high sexual content, and although I have never seen it I assume little to no violence. As a result he is going to receive the harshest rating a film can get in the United States. However if he had made a gore-fest like the torture-porn films that were popular earlier this decade, it would not be an issue.

This is not to say I think that violence is bad and sexual content is good. I have no issues with either sexual content or violence in media. For those who complain about such things, saying it results in criminal behavior all I have to say to you is… Japan. The Japanese are exposed to what most North Americans could consider extreme content on daily basis and yet their crime rates are significantly lower then anywhere in North America. Luckily for me Super U believes in freedom of expression and allows for its community to determine what is appropriate, unlike the MPAA who let the few outraged people in the world determine what level headed people get to watch…

I will note these opinions are mine and not necessarily the opinions of Super U

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Written by superuwatchers

September 8, 2008 at 2:14 pm

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  1. […] in Uncategorized by superuwatchers on September 12th, 2008 Earlier this week I discussed the disconnect between sex and violence when it comes to rating films in the US. As an example I used Kevin Smith’s Zack & Miri […]


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