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Show Of Hands October 21st, 2014 1:37am

Do you think the PG-13 rating guideline should be made more restrictive (allowing less violence and sex) than it currently is?

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Praetorianus Fair enough.
10/20/14 6:39 pm

Hard to vote. I think they allow too much violence but are too prudish about sex. Show a nipple and get R, but blast people away and it's 13.

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PrinceOberyn Vive LEmpereur
10/20/14 7:29 pm

We need to leave it to the parents, not semi-independent organizations. That being said, we do have a blood fetish that needs looking at as well as the fact we are WAY TOO PRUDISH ABOUT THE HUMAN BODY.

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bmi444 Colorado
10/20/14 7:06 pm

Shouldn't we stop being afraid of sex? Shouldn't we stop being afraid of nudity? Isn't it about time we stop using replacement words for bad words? If we stop putting such a taboo on these things I bet there would be less crime.

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Sriracha
10/20/14 6:49 pm

Adjusting rating systems can't replace proper parenting.

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ThePhlegm The Lone Star State
10/21/14 10:59 am

It's not censorship, it's a ratings system.

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cluney
10/20/14 7:05 pm

The thing that bothers me most is language. Pg13 at one time would not allow the f bomb. Then it allowed one. Recently I have seen a couple of pg13 with 2 f words. I just don't see the purpose of bad language in most movies.

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PrinceOberyn Vive LEmpereur
10/20/14 7:33 pm

"Ma'am we will forward your complaint MPAA, but in my opinion I don't think a penis is going to do as much damage to your son as the demon prince tearing into a guy and jumping rope with his innards in 'Sheogorath: The Movie' would."

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peterseb Idaho
10/20/14 8:11 pm

Change it back to where the "F" word is not allowed. I get tired of hearing the one "F" mentioned in PG-13 movies because it is allowed.

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Rotavele Alabama
10/20/14 7:22 pm

^ agreed. I like my porn!

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singkitty In the cloud
10/21/14 4:46 am

The rating system is a joke. Ultimately it's up to the parents to do their research and know what their children are watching.

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cowboy Here and There
10/21/14 1:25 am

I don't need the Government to rate movies for me.

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chickencookie It really is
10/20/14 7:57 pm

There are several sites on line that will tell you what movies will contain by category, "man touches woman's breast in kitchen" etc. I am stunned by how many parents take their 10 year olds to R movies.

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SugarShaq
10/21/14 2:01 am

I've seen a couple of R's that definitely weren't R!

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TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
10/21/14 7:58 am

I'm for changing it to NC-5 for G, NC-10 for PG, NC-17 for PG-13, and NC-21 for R. The current NC-17 films would simply not be exhibited or distributed except to over-21 adults on a PPV subscription basis at home.

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honeypot
10/21/14 11:14 am

Pg 13 gets naughtier as the years go on. Not against that, but it makes it hard to judge what's appropriate for my kids

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DeathSheep Michigan
10/20/14 8:28 pm

Ya, it's called PG.

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PrinceOberyn Vive LEmpereur
10/20/14 7:35 pm

Same here! I'm still waiting for the stage version of a few though....

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Liberty 4,032,064
10/21/14 2:19 am

The ratings are so stupid and arbitrary that nobody pays attention to them anyway, other than the theatres that don't let teens see R-rated movies by themselves.

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USA1st
10/20/14 10:02 pm

To me, it ruins the movies because it's so unnecessary.

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juliob
10/21/14 2:42 am

Who cares. There's something called the internet that kids watch everything on

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suppressedID That is my secret Cap
10/20/14 6:40 pm

It's already so loose and unenforced, what's the point?

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kougrakub
10/20/14 10:48 pm

you're right bmi
let me go to a playground at an elementary nude to stick it to the man!

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njalstorm
10/21/14 4:02 am

The sex. The crassness. The violence. The rudeness. Is over the top. We find that we are watching older movies on Netflix to get away from the crap out there now.

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nononono
10/21/14 5:58 am

Let the sex go for the rated R!

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billiedog2
10/21/14 5:19 am

kids under 13 need more sex and violence?

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ELATeacher
10/20/14 7:12 pm

Rating are not as important as good parenting. Parents need to determine what they want their kids to see. Maybe rating not based on age but rather more clearly explaining what content is their would be better.

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bethanyq Ess Eff
10/20/14 9:01 pm

... "Freedom"?

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spitfirejmw Alabama
10/21/14 6:57 am

Well considering that with the Internet kids and us can truly watch whatever we want online and in my opinion that kinda makes the MPAA irrelevant, have the studios just release with each film a parents guide and give it a suggested age for viewing

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MrChris80 California
10/20/14 10:47 pm

Doesnt matter. The MPAA is garbage.

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lmurder MDK
10/21/14 8:20 am

Watched transformers with my nephew the other day. Did they really have to say bitch? Why must we install sexism in our youth at a young age to degrade the opposit sex?

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goalie31 OrthodoxCatholicChristian
10/21/14 4:03 pm

A violent movie with bad words? Who'd a thunk

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ThePhlegm The Lone Star State
10/21/14 8:27 am

Violence definitely! Sure, blow a guys head off is ok, but don't show that boob for too long.... Makes no sense to me.

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ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
10/22/14 8:10 pm

I barely go to the movies anymore because of the crap that Hollywood is spitting out so I could give a fly's fart

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joyfully
10/21/14 4:45 am

At first I picked yes, but after reading some of the comments I changed my answer to no, because a parent should be aware of the types of movies there kids watch. Also some kids are going to do what ever they want anyways.

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cluney
10/20/14 9:25 pm

If only people would really cuss instead of saying frick and darn it could solve our countries crime problems! Why didn't we think of this sooner!

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pyrology
10/20/14 8:28 pm

I started watching porn when I was 7 years old

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TheDoN Tricities, WA
10/20/14 11:55 pm

The MPAA is a flawed and horrible orginization and always was thus they should have no say on the ratings of movies. They don't even have actual standards on which they rate it is all unwritten and opinion based.

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Spiritof76 USA 1776
10/21/14 7:28 am

You must go back 50+ yrs for movies then.

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Shua01 Ohio
10/22/14 6:38 am

You must be European.

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TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
10/21/14 4:28 pm

Then we adjust the ratings for particular movies. I disagree about Saw - that's just sick. As are all of Rob Zombie's efforts. And at 63, I'M not even old enough to watch Scary Movie 1 or 2 or Bad Santa. Obscenity is obscenity.

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JHawk3205 MD
10/21/14 12:32 pm

We obsess over sex the way we do because of people that constantly want it censored. I call this the forbidden fruit theory.. Free the nipple!!

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bethanyq Ess Eff
10/21/14 10:35 am

Do you have an articulable basis for the distinction you draw or is it a gut feeling?

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catpillow Florida West Coast
10/20/14 7:06 pm

Honestly, there are some levels of violence and sex I would prefer not to see, even at my advanced age. I'd just as soon be warned by a rating system, too.

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cluney
10/21/14 6:47 am

I said most movies. I realize it's necessary for accuracy in war/gang/etc movies, but when they say GD just because they can, I have a problem.

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genuflect University of Minnesota
10/21/14 10:45 am

Must. Resist. Censorship.

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rnm Illinois
10/21/14 3:02 am

There is no reason to change them. If a parent lets their 13 year old watch a movie with cursing and violence and they are appalled by it that is their problem.

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