Although the mystery that is the MPAA inately offers much fun speculation, Kirby Dick's well-intentioned and hyperfocused assult on the veiled association is ultimately a hodge-podge of artificial suspense, mock adventure, high-moral ramblings, and sexualized skin clips. This Film does manage to be entertaining and informative enough to see once, but the debate Dick is looking for is in middle America, not Hollywood.
The fact that oral sex toward a female and female sexual pleasure is rated NC-17 while a blowjob and a male sexual experience is rated R is complete b.s. and it promulgates sexism and ignorance within the American culture!
"american" view on sexuality, especially female orgasms and pleasure is very weird. Surprising how simple scenes of pleasure, without even showing full nudity, can be a bigger problem, than an outrageous violence and terror.
Very interesting and entertaining, as well as revelatory for those willing to listen. The ignorance enrages, as does the audacity of how irrelevant the MPAA function is under a veil of secrecy for the intent of creating the illusion of relevance.
I have to disagree with the below comment. No, it didn't offer any solutions, but most documentaries arguing any particular viewpoint don't either. Religulous didn't, none of Michael Moore's films do, and plenty of others. I think the point is to get the audience thinking for their own solutions rather than having it handed to them.
The MPAA is a problem. They are essentially nerfing creativity in film in a, frankly, borderline unconstitutional way not unlike the censorship done in Portugal during the mandate of the fascist dictator Salazar. That being said, the movie wants to spend more time exposing said censors in a ersatz suspense with an inconclusive finale instead of reaching to the core of the problem which is comes from American though.