Controversy behind attending “R” rated movies

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    Mayor of Awesometown Govtcheez's Avatar
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    The MPAA and NATO (I'd be really surprised to find out this acronym was created after the other NATO) are the "sponsors" of the rating system, so it makes sense that they'd have a stranglehold on what happens with it.

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    & the hat of GPL slaying Thantos's Avatar
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    Found this. Except for what appears to be a clearly identified opinon it seems pretty good.

    If a film was never submitted for a rating, the label "NR" (Not Rated) is often used, however "NR" is not an official MPAA classification. This designation makes it difficult for a movie to get into the theaters, since NATO (National Association of Theater Owners) agreed to honor the MPAA ratings to the exclusion of any movie that does not carry an official designation. Films that have not yet received MPAA classification are often advertised under the banner, "This film is not yet rated.” The MPAA Website is: http://www.MPAA .org
    The rating system is entirely voluntary, with no legal recourse. However, MPAA member studios are expected to submit all of their theatrical releases for rating. Few mainstream producers are willing to bypass the rating system due to potential negative effects on revenues. Therefore, the system has a de facto compulsory status.

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    In your face... ha ha ha Liger86's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Govtcheez
    Since you're in (or were in) Detroit - where were you trying to see it?
    I was at Great Lakes Crossing at that time.
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