[LINK] ET rated PG
Thu, 07 Mar 2002 10:17:10 +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 noticed. <shakes head> Well we know the OFLC isn't exactly high in
aptitude and far from aware of the public's perception of social standards.
BTW I recently watched Romance, about four times. Cute girl, small tits
though. Still seems the character had a reasonable personality. The bloke
was arrogant and a twit. Story wasn't much overall, although some great
sex scenes and very well produced.
I'm stunned the OFLC demanded the scene in the training hospital cut. It
originally had a gynecology examination, apparently with a speculum and
all. The Australian version gets fingers poked into the poor girl to feel
her pregnancy development. I have to admit, I've never seen anything like
that in two pregnancies I've been part of. The Speculum I have, but the
So I'm not exactly sure what the OFLC is trying to do. Perhaps cause
confusion to our social standards?
>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.
Ohh Baby! Reminds me of the Austin Powers movies hey! Penis enlarger,
naked bodies, total sexual innuendo all the way through. I guess it comes
down to the censors and their humor acceptance.
I wonder how they would have rated the Tropfest entries? I guess it's a
good thing they clips on the Tropfest web site are streamed! That ensures
that they can be run across the Internet without censorship issues. Mind
you - none contain sex. Only Pissing into toilets and urinals, psycho
killers and arsonists.
>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.
I think MA+ might be more appropriate. But I'll bet the Censors of Today
are the Grease lovers of yesteryear. Although that doesn't explain ET as
it's roughly the same period of production.
I hope Speilberg does his block and the rating is brought down. I have
kids, AJ is now 4 and I'm cautious about what we let him watch.
But here is a reality for you. Watching a lot of the cartoons and programs
for kids on Channel 7 and ABC as a parent I'm greatly concerned. Almost
all have guns and things in them (cartoons anyway) or fighting and
war. Some of the character things are better. I'm even concerned a bit
about Seaseme Street. However when AJ and I were watching Die Hard a short
time ago, he was rather bemused by the acting and performance. He knew it
wasn't real yet felt the cartoons were more real and relevant.
>[partly tongue in cheek]
[not so tongue in cheek]