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Live Poll: MPAA 12 Biggest Ratings Controversies

Hello, poll forum, another idea for your consideration, feedback welcome, thank you.

The Motion Picture Association (MPA) is an American trade association representing the five major film studios of the United States, as well as the video streaming service Netflix.

The MPA established guidelines for film content which resulted in the creation of the Motion Picture Production Code in 1930.

More recently, the MPA has advocated for the motion picture and television industry, with the goals of promoting effective copyright protection, reducing piracy, and expanding market access.

Which is your favorite title that created a big stir in the ratings war?

Source: indiewire.com — MPAA Turns 50: Here Are 12 of the Biggest Ratings Controversies, From ‘Basic Instinct’ to ‘Blue Valentine’

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls505590157/

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I would have a little description below each titles to explain why their ratings were controversial.

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Done, thank you for the idea. Now looking at it, I don't think it is ever going to go live, not PG-13 😁

cinephile

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I don't think it is ever going to go live, not PG-13 😁

I don't think it is that bad... Not as bad as https://www.imdb.com/list/ls086171967/

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These appear to be direct quotes (?), which cause two problems, both of which have solutions:  1) If they are direct quotes, please put them in quotation marks and cite the source. 2) They'll need to be edited to make sense, since they're out of context. For example:

But it was only a few things that caused “Henry and June” to receive the rating:

could be edited to (edits in bold)

It was only a few things that caused “Henry and June” to receive the (NC-17) rating:

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@rubyfruit76 

Thank you for your instructions, I made some little adjustments, I must admit I have some difficulties translating the idea of the author, though.

I added the heads-up: 

Note: all explanations are verbatim excerpts from the original source below...

Source: indiewire.com — MPAA Turns 50: Here Are 12 of the Biggest Ratings Controversies, From ‘Basic Instinct’ to ‘Blue Valentine’

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I also added the [quote] mark tag, I hope it helps...

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@rubyfruit76 

I also added the [quote] mark tag, I hope it helps...

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@mariojacobs I think it's much better and you're certainly covered with crediting the source. The [quote] mark tag is a great idea but I don't know how it translates into poll format (just because sometimes wonky technical things happen when a list becomes a poll -- you know, kind of like how some images don't crop well or listed items can get merged into one line). Dan and Peter probably know, though. 

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@rubyfruit76

or perhaps I could only add the reason that today is in bold format:

Reason for controversy: 12-year-old with prostitutes. 

Reason: child slavery cult, dark magic and human sacrifice.

Reason: octopus erotica AND louche behavior at a Bacchanale.

etc

etc

If someone wants more detailed information, can read the source (link)

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I think the article's point about Showgirls is that the rating hurt the film's box office, as expressed here:

“Showgirls” remains the only film to receive both an NC-17 rating and a wide theatrical release, which didn’t work as planned: The film made just $37.8 million against a budget of $45 million

Perhaps you should also be consistent and call it MPA in the title since that is the current name.

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@Peter_pbn 

thank you, I corrected the title and copied&pasted your solution to Showgirls, if you allow...

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