Sex and movies are hand and glove when it comes to the ratings of the Motion Picture Assn. of America. In a recent article in the LA Times, it was stated that “whether a film gets an NC-17, R or PG-13 can be a mystifying process.”
The most recent situation is the NC-17 given to Blue Valentine because of what the Weinstein Co. studio said is a steamy sex scene involving actors Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams.
However, another new film, Black Swan includes the same act between two women, played by Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis, and received a less-restrictive R rating.
Ratings have been an issue through movie history and the LA Times offers a photo gallery of the most prominent movies with controversial ratings. You can click here to see the article and photos.