The movie rating system used in the United States was created in , as a replacement to the Hays Production Code. The Hays Production Code simply gave the Production Code Administration's approval or disapproval of a movie, without any gradation to describe the movie's content. The rating system originally consisted of four ratings and now includes five. The body that assigns these ratings is the Rating Board, located in Los Angeles. The Rating Board consists of eight to 13 full-time members and is part of the Classification and Rating Administration.
What do movie ratings mean, and who applies them?
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While the phrase "rated X" likely conjures up images of the kind of movie to which Travis Bickle might squire a date, the rating's original intention had little to do with the pornography that eventually came to define it. When the Motion Picture Association of America MPAA decided to implement a ratings system in November , its purpose was to easily communicate to parents whether a flick would be fun for the whole family… or earn them a visit from child protective services. But it didn't take long for the adult industry to join the party and co-opt the salacious-sounding X -- then take it two steps further by adopting a XXX rating for its spiciest titles.
Please refresh the page and retry. Netflix, which recently cut ties with House of Cards star Kevin Spacey amid allegations of sexual assault and harassment, seems to have lost the plot in another area: it has mislabelled nearly a dozen adult-themed films on its video-streaming platform as appropriate for family viewing. All the films in question contain nudity, and several feature explicit sex and visible genitalia. Further examples include Eungyo, which features a lengthy scene where an elderly man spies on a year-old having graphic sex; After Porn Ends, a documentary that includes several clips from pornographic films; and The Concubine, which follows a young woman forced into sexual bondage and includes three graphic sex scenes.