Well, well, well.
If you know about the Motion Picture Association of America, the trade association responsible for giving movies their letter ratings (G, PG, PG-13, R, and NC-17), you know it has its quirks when determining what is and isn’t family friendly.
Nobody under the age of 18 will be admitted to UK showings of Fifty Shades of Grey. Serious question: Does anybody under the age of 18 want to see Fifty Shades of Grey? Pretty sure kids who grew up on the Internet probably think spanking and blindfolds are, like, so passé.
The movie Bully was (at least according to its distributors) intended to start conversations among teens about bullying and its consequences. But now that it's rated R, many teens might not get to see it. And so begins a weird power struggle over a film that was supposed to be uplifting.
Black Swan and Blue Valentine: Two films, one sex act, two different ratings, many pissed off viewers, and a partridge in a pear tree!
Ryan Gosling is not just a very attractive man, or a good actor. He is an attractive man who issues statements that include the sentence, "It's misogynistic in nature to try and control a woman's sexual presentation of self."