"X-Rated" Sex Films in Your Living Room (TV Episode ) - IMDb
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People have it! It feels good and is totally natural! Yet, for some reason, Hollywood still has a "protect our innocent eyeballs" attitude when it comes to graphic intimacy in film —hence the MPAA's rating system, which is designed to tell us who should be allowed to see which movies, based on the level of "objectionable" content they contain. We all know the deal: A G rating means a movie is good, clean fun for the whole family, while PG denotes some mildly objectionable content for the youngest and purest of viewers. By the time you reach PG, you're getting some curse words and maybe some light sexiness like implied sex, or sex scenes sans nudity.
While the phrase "rated X" likely conjures up images of the kind of movie to which Travis Bickle might squire a date, the rating's original intention had little to do with the pornography that eventually came to define it. When the Motion Picture Association of America MPAA decided to implement a ratings system in November , its purpose was to easily communicate to parents whether a flick would be fun for the whole family… or earn them a visit from child protective services. But it didn't take long for the adult industry to join the party and co-opt the salacious-sounding X -- then take it two steps further by adopting a XXX rating for its spiciest titles. Because the MPAA neglected to trademark its ratings system opening the door to that aforementioned porn penetration , rather than compete with or take on the adult industry to bring the X rating back to its original purpose, they dropped it altogether.