Alexander Film Works

The Ratings Are In…

In Film and Related on September 17, 2011 at 10:50 pm

In 1967, the old Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America became the Motion Picture Association of America, under the leadership of Jack Valenti, who had been a staffer in the Johnson Administration.  The MPAA instituted the ratings system, another attempt to circumvent the threat of federal and state censorship.

The system has undergone some changes over the years, but it is still essentially the same, rating for sex (bad) and violence (acceptable).  This is not what the country wants to know.

My suggestions for informative ratings for movies:

N  — Good looking people (male or female) naked.

U — Ugly people naked.

B — Blood, lots of it.

E — Explosions.  (Most of Michael Bay’s films would be placed here.)

K — Lots of use of edged weapons (knives, axes, swords, machetes, etc.)

C — Chainsaws.  Could be a subset of K, but who knows?

D — Drugs.  Usually enough to give chromosome damage to a bus.

The list could go on from here.  Who knows?

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