Skip to comments.New rating Needed for Movie Content
Posted on 02/18/2012 7:51:38 PM PST by lwoodham
I watched a movie last night on Netflix called "The Disappearance of Alice Creed" that started out as a decent movie.
After I had gotten interested the movie and around the 30 minute mark, the 2 main male characters suddenly embrace and start kissing. At first I was revolted and then the revulsion changed to anger. There was nothing in the Netflix description to indicate that this was about gays. I personally believe homosexual activity is wrong and sinful. I remember the first time I ever heard of someone being homosexual and i knew right then and there in my heart that it was wrong.
I do realize that other peoples views differ and I respect that, but I have a right, I think, to live my life without having someone else's views and ideals being forced upon me. My concern is that children in some homes are allowed to pick and choose movies from Netflix and other places. As children, they are vulnerable and susceptible, and are like hungry sponges seeking new ideas and information. Do children have the life's experiences to make logical decisions on what is right and wrong? I'm sure some do, but I am also sure that not all do. I fear for our future.
It's my opinion that movies should have a rating such as "H" is they contain homosexual content. I am totally offended that I wasn't warned in any way about this and I now have a distrust for Netflix. Not one word in the description of the movie gave me any clue. /rant off
What was the MPAA rating?
We started watching that last Saturday. I got bored and went to bed. I knew the girl would escape. My wife filled me in on the love triangle thingy in the morning. Glad I went to bed instead.
I too have Netflix.
This movie is rated R and has a Common Sense rating of Iffy for 17+
The very first review says, “there is some (hetero and homo) sexual content, and there is a healthy dose of (male and female) nudity.”
Sounds to me like you didn’t take the time to read the information that was provided. I don’t like watching dudes swap spit either but I take some personal responsibility when it comes to selecting what I watch.
queers and islam must have the same pr people.
It is an R rated movie. Worry about your own kids. I will worry about mine.
And try some research before you watch something next time:
Actually no rating system is needed. It’s an antiquated system left over from a time when all we knew about a movie was what they put on the poster. In the modern age you can find out anything you want to know about a movie without even looking at the rating. Had you paid attention to the information on Netflix about the movie you would have noticed that the first entry under the genre heading was “gay and lesbian movies”. And there are parental controls on Netflix, you can block Rs.
Yeah, I saw this movie too on encore. there was no indication in the description of this crapola being in the movie.
That is how I felt when I saw the movie, Song Catcher. It begins as a really interesting story about this woman who is collecting old folk songs from the mountains and has a romance with Aidan Quinn. The music was great, and then all of a sudden during a picnic on a hot summer day, this woman’s sensitive sister and another female schoolteacher start making out under a tree. I nearly vomited. It ruined the movie for me, and I have never watched it again. It totally was out of place and unnecessary. I also resented the film portraying the preacher and most of his congregation as evil “Deliverance” type figures.
Check IMDb about the film and the ratings.
To be fair to Netflix, it does have the gay/lesbian genre tagged under the movie and a small mention of two men partners, but yes they could have added something more visible.
I remember running across this issue back around 2000 with a movie called “The Love Letter.” Hijinks as a result of various people reading the letter and misunderstanding who it is from.
Eventually turned out it was from the mother of a main character to a female lover.
I have no great objection to people making movies about lesbian love. But I do object to paying to see such a movie without being aware of what I’m getting into.
it's "R" rated.
Heck, I think if I had kids at home I wouldn’t even let them watch tv. Several of the shows I watch have unmarried women who are having babies and no one blinks an eye. It’s not shown as something to be overly concerned about, simply just as something that is normal. That would certainly not be something I wanted my children to watch, but of course it probably is something they would be exposed to in their daily life. I’m glad my kids are grown now, I don’t know what I would do anymore. Things have changed amazingly fast.
Again, it was mentioned check out IMDb online about the film
You will never ever get what you want. They are trying to make homosexuality mainstream and so you will find it in every movie, with never a warning of any kind.
That said, I thought it was an excellent movie and at least the homosexuality was not gratuitous and it was just the one kiss, no male nudity. A LOT of female nudity.
Anyway, little good that does you. They would no sooner have a rating for gay content than one for “green” content. You will never see a rating for homosexuality even though many of us are offended by it.
If it disturbs you that deeply you may just want to research every movie you plan to see and just google the title with “gay” or “homosexual” and see what pops up. You are stuck protecting yourself from exposure as Hollywood wants to cram this down are throats, as do the schools and the government.
I suggest Q for queer.
I've found it a good idea to scan the renter's reviews. There I found this:
This movie is rated R for, "Violent content, pervasive language and some sexuality/nudity."
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