Monday, February 14, 2005

PG or not PG

I had a rather interesting post on personal grooming that Blogger refused to publish, and I don't have the energy to try to recreate it. Sadly, I didn't save it, either. I'll publish that later. For now, I'll leave you with an interesting observation.

Arthur and I rented "Lost in Translation" again last night. This is one of my favorite movies. A notice came up at the beginning of the DVD that it was rated "R" by the MPAA due to its sexual content. Arthur and I thought that didn't seem right.

We checked the DVD case, and sure enough, the Ontario Film Review Board gave it a rating of "PG."

Apparenly Canadian children are less traumatized by bare breasts than American children.


At 4:22 PM, Blogger Ken Kaniff said...

Speaking of films and translation. In my country all films on TV are translated in a way you can watch them in the evening with your kids.

Whenever there's a 'phuck' the translation will be 'oh, shoot!', or 'oh my gosh!'. Funny, isn't it?

At 5:40 PM, Blogger Kate said...

Yes, well, we Americans apparently are unable to choose for ourselves what we can and cannot handle, and thus must have others choose our content for us.

I'm an American. I can't see breasts without going into an intellectual coma, and there's no way that I could handle adult situations that have nothing to do with violence.

Way to go, few but loud fringe-group freaks! Keep that censorship coming so that you can pound us all into stupidity and conformity!

At 10:34 PM, Blogger Jennie said...

Boobies! Run away! Run away!

At 1:58 AM, Blogger rapunzel said...

hahahahaha.well....children these days are a lot more educated and a lot more sexually active:-/ than 20 sumthin adults....and i bet they are laughing at our pathetic efforts to 'preserve their childhood'. bah!

At 7:54 AM, Blogger Dean said...

I've noticed that Canada and the US have diverged more and more on this topic in the last 30 years. Time was, an R was an R in both countries, and while you could watch slow motion gun slayings or torture scenes, bare breasts would get you an R, and pubic hair an X.

Now, though, Canada is much more European in her attitudes (this, as someone who lives here, is A Good Thing) and we're not so worried about the sight of naked people causing irreversible moral decay.

At 9:10 AM, Blogger Steve said...

Do you remember the scene from "Ghostbusters" where the demonic entity asks Bill Murray to think of the object of destruction and he thinks of the Stay-puff Marshmallow Man?

If I were to think of the least threatening object in the universe, I would think of a breast.

Breasts have never been anything but a source of pleasure and nourishment in my life, and I fail to understand how seeing one can be so harmful. Hooray for boobies!

At 12:34 PM, Blogger Carmi said...

The perverted message is breasts are bad, and guns are good. And we wonder why today's children are so screwed up.

At 1:31 PM, Blogger sxKitten said...

As someone whose attempts at bathing in private are routinely interrupted by short people who 'just want to tell me sumfing', I can say with a high degree of confidence that my children have not been irreversibly traumatized by the sight of naked breasts.

Oddly enough, given the apparent threat nudity represents, you don't hear of children having screaming nightmares about naked people nearly as often as about bad men with guns.

At 9:31 AM, Blogger Janet said...

That makes sense. I always thought Canadians took more things in stride.:)


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