[LINK] ET rated PG
Thu, 07 Mar 2002 08:55:41 +1100
I saw a story on this on tele last night. Spielberg actually edited the
original and made it less PG by taking out guns in the scenes of the
military and putting walkie talkies in instead!
I was more concerned about the unedited Grease that I watched for the first
time in a long time last weekend. It was listed PG in the tv guide, but
probably should have been M given the content: unsafe sex when the condom
breaks and the girl has a pregnancy scare, unsafe driving by drag racing in
the LA river basin, Sandy changes to 'bad girl' rather than Danny becoming
the 'good boy' he was willing to be in order to get the original 'good
girl', not to mention the VERY explicit sexual language in many of the songs.
I wasn't a big Grease fan when it first came out, so I hadn't listened to
the messages at the time. But hearing them now at this particular time in
history, and what we know about unsafe sex, etc. makes me shudder a
little. If ET gets a PG, then surely Grease deserves an M.
[partly tongue in cheek]
At 12:11 PM 6/03/02 +1100, you wrote:
>The Office of Film and Literature Classification (OFLC) announced
>yesterday it had classified the 20th anniversary edition of ET - The Extra
>Terrestrial as PG.
>I'll bet the Australian Web site gets an RC :)
>(Sorry, can't resist)
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