EgoyanMichael Ferraro over at Film Threat spins somewhat thoughtfully on the recent decision by the Motion Picture Association of America's Ratings Board to brand Canadian arthouse darling Atom Egoyan's latest film, Where The Truth Lies, with the dreaded NC-17 rating. One point I would add is that the Ratings Board is made up entirely of parents with children, and parents often practice a dreadful double standard. In my days in the video business, I don't know how many times I tried in vain to talk parents out of renting Scream for their 9-year-old daughter's slumber party, only to be later labeled a pervert for suggesting another film that even eluded to two boys kissing. Hell, I even got reamed once for a 4 1/2 star recommendation of Pleasantville after one of those same mothers had to explain to her daughter what the hell Joan Allen was doing in the bathtub just before the trees in the front yard spontaneously combusted.
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