This brings me back to the ridiculous argument of how NC-17 has become so taboo that creative minds have to stifle themselves for the coveted R or sometimes PG-13 rating.
Director Fede Alvarez stated, “Was proud of scoring a NC17 when submitted! But we had to cut stuff to get an R and get the film into theaters.”
Whether it is because of too much nudity, or too much violence, the MPAA gives movies a death sentence when they hand them an NC-17 rating since movie theaters aren't willing to play films like that.
A lot of times it compromises the artist integrity if the director bends to their will and changes the film, and if they don’t then their amazing film is never seen (“Shame” rings a bell).
Theaters shouldn't be scared to show NC-17 as you leave it up to audiences to decide if they wish to see it, and kids already can’t get in, so why ban them?
Don’t give me that crap about theaters not making enough money off of them, because if they are released on a weekend with no competition they will do just as well.
“Evil Dead” R-rated version opens in theaters April 12th.
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