Articles and Commentaries
The following articles discuss
the NC-17 rating,
the movie ratings system in general,
controversies regarding movie ratings, and
some reviews of specific NC-17-rated movies.
How Ang Lee Earned His NC-17
Ang Lee's latest nabs NC-17 rating; Focus Features fine with MPAA decision
The Naked Truth: Why Hollywood Doesn't Make X-rated Movies, by Kevin S. Sandler
Debating the MPAA's mission
'Respectable' NC-17 Movies
Q&A: Ben Meade -- The director of
on dredging dirty movies from America's basement
MPAA wants NC-17 back: Glickman urges indies to embrace rating
Censoring gay films?
MPAA Rates Film About MPAA Ratings As NC-17
Dismissal sought of obscenity count -- Ayersville H.S. teacher showed NC-17 film
Rating (and Finding) the Movie Raters
"Rated" documentary rates NC-17 from MPAA
The Hills Have an NC-17 Rating
"Truth" Hurts with NC-17
Male frontal nudity in the movies uncovers an old debate
We need more sex (research). -- The release of
underscores the continuing rift in sexual understanding.
Movie Industry Takes Cues from Blockbuster
NC-17 rating fails to vex Waters
"Team America: World Police" dodges NC-17 rating
With NC-17, the picture gets fuzzy
Breaking the Barrier to NC-17
NC-17 films make a comeback
by Roger Ebert
Nudity in Films
Rating the Rating System
NC-17: Art or Pornography?
The Dharma Blues, or how I brooded but did not weep over Kubrick's bomb
X to NC-17: The Evolution of Film's Most Controversial Rating
Lot 47 Films comments on the ratings system
cinephiles.net discussion on movie ratings
More Indies Avoid Film Ratings
Controlling Hollywood: Censorship and Regulation in the Studio Era, by Matthew Bernstein
NC-17's High Price
Why Ratings Suck
Anal-ize this -- As Hollywood comedies get coarse 'n' coarser, ratings ain't what they used to be
First Annual Stony Awards Show Lights Up The Screen
Is the 'A' Rating Only a Thing of the Past?
Dead cert: the NC-17 rating
The Rating Game
Broken English - NC-17 Controversy
NC-17 At Your Neighborhood Theater
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