Rating the Ratings

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A new study out today shows that parents become desensitized to violence and sex the more they watch it -- that the more violence and sex they see in a series of movies, the less likely they are to rate the movies with R ratings. Which could tell us something about the way movies are rated. The people who rate the movies for the MPAA are just average L.A. parents after all.


Credits

Guest:
Ethan Noble - chairman of Motion Picture Consulting, a group that helps filmmakers navigate the MPAA world

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Andrew Walsh, Christian Bordal, Matt Holzman, Jolie Myers, Anna Scott