‘Blue Valentine’ not an ounce of skin

6 December, 2010

director Derek Cianfrance

director Derek Cianfrance

‘Black Swan,’ which shows a sex scene between two actresses, gets an R rating while ‘Blue Valentine’ shows a similar scene between a man and woman and gets the MPAA’s dreaded NC-17. Those behind “Black Swan,” including director Darren Aronofsky, said they have a notion as to why their film did not receive an NC-17, even as they remain confounded by the MPAA’s policies in general.
” ‘Black Swan’ doesn’t strike me as an NC-17 because there’s no nudity. Darren does a lot by implication, and there’s a dreamlike quality. It’s all not taken very seriously,” said Nancy Utley, the co-president of Fox Searchlight. “Blue Valentine” director Derek Cianfrance, who called the NC-17 rating “a form of censorship.” “There’s not an ounce of skin, and it’s not gratuitous in any way. I’m confused and baffled.” Filmgoers who watch both movies, especially those oral sex scenes, would be hard-pressed to describe how one is more explicit than the other. here

ET: Simple past tense and past participle of eat.
1937: J. R. R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

Yer can’t expect folk to stop here for ever just to be et by you and Bert.


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