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    Feminist Filmmaking Means NC-17 Rating from MPAA

    Director Jill Soloway gave a wonderfully insightful interview to Flavorwire yesterday about the crude double standards at work at the MPAA.

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    Evan Rachel Wood Calls Out the MPAA for Sex Scene Double Standards on Deleted 'Charlie Countryman' Scene

    Actress Evan Rachel Wood took to Twitter after she saw the latest cut of her new film "Charlie Countryman," which was released two weeks ago. The new cut, which received an R rating from the MPAA, does not include parts of a love scene in which Shia Labeouf's character performs oral sex on Wood's c...

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    'Charlie Countryman' and 'Wolf of Wall Street' Make Sex Scene Trims for R Rating; Evan Rachel Wood Vents Against MPAA

    Martin Scorsese's new movie "The Wolf of Wall Street," which starts screening for press and awards voters the week after Thanksgiving, has already been showed to the MPAA ratings board-- which would not grant an R rating until the director trimmed some sexy material. The movie still came in at two h...

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    The MPAA Updates Anti-Piracy Guidelines, Ask Theater Employees to Police Audience

    The MPAA has updated its anti-piracy guidelines and is asking theater employees to police the audience and report potential piracy.

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    Judi Dench and Harvey Weinstein Get Their Way: 'Philomena' To be Rated PG-13, Not R

    Just a day after poking fun at their battle with the MPAA over the surprising R-rating for "Philomena" via a Funny or Die spot starring the film's two leads, Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, The Weinstein Company have won their formal appeal to revise the film's rating to a PG-13.

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    Study: PG-13 Movies Have More Gun Violence than R-Rated Ones; Sex Still Taboo

    A study shows popular PG-13 movies to contain more instances of gun violence than their R-rated counterparts.

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    Judi Dench takes on the MPAA for 'Philomena'

    Dench signaled her willingness to wage a public battle with the MPAA in a 23-second YouTube video, in which she channeled M, her tough-as-nails character from the James Bond series.

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    From 'Showgirls' to 'Orgazmo,' Here Are The Top Grossing NC-17 Rated Films of All Time

    In honor of NC-17 rated "Blue Is The Warmest Color" -- which is continuing to find strong numbers as it expands across the U.S. ($379,278 and counting) -- Indiewire is taking a look back at the history of the controversial rating, which has been in effect for over 23 years now.

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    Parents Television Council Threatens to Make IFC Center's Decision to Allow Teens Into NC-17 Rated 'Blue' a 'National Issue'

    It was only a matter of time before the Parents Television Council, a non-partisan educational organization that advocates for "responsible entertainment," addressed New York's IFC Center's decision to admit teens to the NC-17 rated Palme d'Or winner "Blue is the Warmest Color."

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    IFC Center Will Admit High Schoolers to NC-17 Rated 'Blue is the Warmest Color'

    Abdellatif Kechiche's racy Palme d'Or winner "Blue is the Warmest Color" is, unsurprisingly, rated NC-17 for its frank (and lengthy) depictions of lesbian sex between a teenager (Adèle Exarchopoulos) and her older lover (Lea Seydoux), but that won't stop New York's IFC Center from admitting teenager...

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