‘ None of the premium pay-channels—HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, the Movie Channel, Starz, etc.—screen NC-17 films. Blockbuster and Kmart won’t shelve NC-17 rated videos’ - Thomas Elsaesser
‘ Since [...] Blockbuster controls nearly a third of the rental market, and, in most mid- and small-size markets has vanquished its independent competition, this meant that we were effectively banned throughout a great deal of the United States. That's how censorship works these days.’ - James Schamus
“ NC-17 rating can cost a picture millions of dollars” - Paul Derbarabedian, Box Office Analyst
“ Well, in a construct where most movies are written by men, directed by men, they’re mostly the male experience, so even in sex scenes they’re from the male perspective. I think female pleasure is unnatural, I think female pleasure is scary, in the narrative setting. I think unfamiliarity is what breeds these NC-17’s”
“ If it’s the same gender sex, they seem to often have a bigger problem than if it’s a man and a women” - David Ansen, film critic, Newsweek
"It just seems backwards that to show human sexuality in pretty much any form is getting to R territory, while you can shoot as many bodies without any blood and still get PG-13, I mean, what are we training our kids for?" - Darren Aronofsky
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