Assosciation of America. An organization that
believes it can universalize
standards of morality and appropriateness
in the social production of film, claiming, of course to have the best interests
of the youth of America in mind. Thus it exists in place of parents, rendering the NC-17
(due to assosciations with porn) but hypocritically using
the R rating as a junkbasket and thus proving that
theaters rely on audience members under
17 to see R-rated
And it is also important to add that
the MPAA is a great moral teacher, proving to everyone that
nudity and sexuality are more harmful to young people
than depictions of graphic violence. A beating, beheading, disembowelment, immolation, crucifixion, dismemberment? No problem! But catch
a brief glimpse of a breast or a patch of pubic hair? Pornography!
America be without the MPAA?
Thus the erect male member may become the last taboo of cinema censorship, although why tumescence
more of a threat to a nation's well-being than the numerous examples of stomach-churning violence, destruction and misogyny that are allowed on screens remains a mystery. --Allan Hunter, "Book of Movie Classics"