I read this blog and started laughing so hard, I thought you all would enjoy it while I’m working on Wordle #99. MAKE SURE TO SCROLL DOWN PAST THE ADS. YOU CAN’T AFFORD A BENTLEY ANYWAY. . .
The MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America), chiefly known as the beneficent agency responsible for rating films and fighting film piracy, has never exactly been popular among filmmakers, film critics, filmgoers, or, basically anyone who enjoys film. Its rating system has been criticized as inconsistent, reactionary, pedantic, secretive, and irrelevant. Roger Ebert, among others, has repeatedly attacked the association’s tendency of “sidestepping ethical judgments by falling back on the technicalities of its guidelines.”
We will not debate the merit or accuracy of the MPAA’s ratings today. Instead, we will let them stand alone in their utterly insane and idiotic glory.
Since the early 90s, the gravely pious agency has not only determined a film’s rating (R, PG-13, G, etc.), but provided a short explanation of what caused it to earn its particular assignation. These MPAA descriptions are unintentionally funny for a variety of reasons. For starters, there is an almost…
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