Protect the Children?
The MPAA upheld its ‘R’ rating for Beastie Boy Adam Yauch’s Holocaust documentary A Film Unfinished. The filmmakers argued that the film should be judged similarly to Steven Spielberg’s documentary The Last Days. That movie drew a PG-13 rating while exhibiting mass execution and nudity. It was judged differently.
The MPAA is not governed by the government, but they should take notice. The Supreme Court makes a decision on a case, which then dictates how all similar cases should be decided. How can the MPAA claim that A Film Unfinished is any worse than The Last Days if they both contain nudity and actual murder?
So screw you, MPAA. It’s not your duty to protect the children; it’s up to parents. Let the teenagers and young adults choose their own fate and education.