Kirby Dick's provocative documentary investigates the secretive and inconsistent process by which the Motion Picture Association of America rates films, revealing the organization's underhanded efforts to control culture. Dick questions whether certain studios get preferential treatment and exposes the discrepancies in how the MPAA views sex and violence.

  1. Kirby Dick

    Director, Writer

  2. Eddie Schmidt


  3. Matt Patterson


Top Billed Cast

  1. Kimberly Peirce

    Kimberly Peirce

    Herself - Director of 'Boys Don't Cry'

  2. Jon Lewis

    Himself - Author of 'Hollywood v. Hardcore'

  3. David Ansen

    Himself - Film Critic at 'Newsweek'

  4. Martin Garbus

    Himself - First Amendment Attorney and Filmmakers Representative at Appeals

  5. Wayne Kramer

    Himself - Director of 'The Cooler'

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This Film Is Not Yet Rated
This Film Is Not Yet Rated



Status Released

Release Information

  • January 26, 2006


    These films contain excessive graphic violence, intense or explicit sex, depraved, abhorrent behavior, explicit drug abuse, strong language, explicit nudity, or any other elements which, at present, most parents would consider too strong and therefore off-limits for viewing by their children and teens. NC-17 does not necessarily mean obscene or pornographic in the oft-accepted or legal meaning of those words.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 38m

Budget -

Revenue $302,179.00



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