"And I think it's certainly a marker of our puritanical culture where if people make love, or show what God gave us, it's somehow NC-17
and you can de-bowel, behead, you can do all sorts of crazy s**t like that and people are like, 'Yeah that seems right'.
Director Philip Kaufman, who earned the first NC-17
rating for his 1990 love story "Henry & June," had hoped that the new designation would open the door for more adult-themed films.
"Blue Valentine," a 2010 romantic dramedy starring A-listers Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams, got a preliminary NC-17
rating, for oral sex that Gosling performs on Williams, before the MPAA changed its mind.
Brunetti said if people wanted to see it again and get more gritty with it, then have that NC-17
version out there as well which would be great for the studio because they'd get a double dip on the box office.
He tried to make cuts that would mean Killer Joe would not be labelled an NC-17
The opening movie in the French Film Festival is "Frontier(s)" (2007, rated NC-17
The ratings board of the MPAA initially slapped "Zack and Miri" with an NC-17
rating, a box-office kiss of death because audiences view such films as explicit adult-only flicks.
There are different elements in movies that give them general ratings of: G, PG, PG-13, R, and NC-17
. One of those elements is the amount or type of violence in the movie.
The investigator does just that but unsurprisingly it doesn't help Kirby as his own film, the one before us, is given the full NC-17
rating (nobody under 18 can see it) by the MPAA.
It was Almodovar, after all, who prompted the American Academy of Motion Pictures to institute its NC-17
rating in 1989 when his film Tie Me Up!
For nearly four decades, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has sold its ratings system--that G through NC-17
shorthand for vice and violence--as a way to guide parents and keep government scolds a safe distance from Hollywood Hills.
Vachon's two stints on the jury at Sundance allow her to expand on what she loves about film as an art form, when she's not talking a director off the window ledge after an NC-17
rating or humoring a cost-conscious line producer.