Movie Rating La'Kyra Snowden
Restricted access to minors to movies
What Is Movie Rating ?
What each rating means
PG - Parental Guidance: Some material may not be suited for children. More mature themes, violence, or brief nudity, no drug use.
PG13 - Parents Strongly Cautioned: Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. This goes beyond violence, nudity sensuality, languages, adult activity but doesn't reach restriction.
R - Restricted: Children under 17 require accompanying parent or guardian. contains adult material .
NC17 - No One 17 & Under Admitted : Violence, Sex, Aberrational Behavior, Drug Use. ETC
- A movie does not have to be rated , It's a voluntary decision by filmmakers
- It doesn't include whether a movie is good or bad. Audiences decide that
- Ratings do not approve or disapprove , there purpose is to give the parents a content of what is the movie.
- Usually it is better to have a Lower Rating
The film ratings started in 1968 when head chairman Jack Valenti replaced the moral censorship guidelines ( Hays Code ) with a new parent focused rating system. Hays code
was a distribution on whether or not the movie was moral according to a list of rules. Including No obscenity, Bad Language, No Violence No Drug Use, Murder Crime ETC. Now the movie rating system isn't to approve or disprove what we should see , but its made for parents to make good decisions on what to watch for there family . This is when PG-13 started in 1984 and NC-17 in 1990.
Jenkins Vs Georgia
The jury found Billy Jenkins was fined $750 and a year of probation.
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"Jenkins v. Georgia - 418 U.S. 153 (1974)." Justia US Supreme Court Center. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Apr. 2013.
"JENKINS v. GEORGIA." Jenkins v. Georgia. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Apr. 2013