NC-17


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NC-17No One 17 and Under Admitted (MPAA rating)
NC-17No Children under 17 years of age (movie rating)
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"Immediately, the NC-17 became the new X," Kaufman says, noting that many theaters refused to show films that carried the designation.
Popular premium TV serials such as HBO's "Game of Thrones" and "True Detective" andNetflix's "Orange Is the New Black" could be NC-17, but that hasn't left them culturally marginalized.
A: Filmmakers do not want to go out with an NC-17 rating.
A muckraking new documentary hints that Catholic and Protestant clergy play a mysterious role in assigning the familiar G, PG, PG-13, R, and NC-17 ratings for American films, but the Catholic delegate says he's got absolutely nothing to do with the outcome.
Perhaps it's no surprise to learn that this documentary's title is a misnomer: It, too, has been slapped with an NC-17.
Her sex scenes in Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction are so hot that US censors initially gave it the most restrictive rating, NC-17.
Originally these were G, M and R (general, mature and restricted audiences); they were later altered to G, PG, PG-13, R and NC-17 (general; parental guidance; parental guidance and not suitable for children under 13; restricted to under-17-year-olds unless with parent; strictly restricted to under-17-year-olds).
The NC-17 version is most definitely the best, but we do not recommend it for younger audiences.
It is not anywhere as confrontational or sexually explicit as recent films by French directors like Catherine Breillat (Anatomy of Hell [2004]) or Virginie Despentes (Baise-moi [2000]), though its few shots of male frontal nudity are enough to guarantee it an NC-17 rating in the United States.
These remain valid today, including his annoyingly simple and oft-repeated sentence, "A whole is that which has a beginning, a middle, and an end." But Gibson preferred to give us a story shorn of almost all beginning and end, leaving a massive middle containing little more of interest than a rising intensity of implausible violence that should have been rated NC-17.
* enforce a policy not to rent or sell to individuals under age 18 "NC-17" videos, "adults-only" videogames, or videos or videogames legally considered "harmful to minors."
But you must have forgotten that the Motion Picture Association of America rated Requiem for a Dream NC-17. Although the movie was distributed without a rating, many theaters refused to admit people under 17.