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Old July 30 2013, 04:48 PM   #83
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Re: THE WOLVERINE - Reviews and Discussion Thread

Well, the instance of the F-Word has also been an MPAA thing for quite some time. Take the great comedy movie of "Plains, Trains and Automobiles" a good, funny, movie starring Steve Martin and John Candy. It's rated R. Not because it was trying to be a twenty-first century raunchy sex comedy in the 1980s but because of one scene in the movie where Martin gives an F-Bomb laden rant at a rental-car counter.

PG-13 movies are allowed one use of the F-Word and even then if it's used in a non-sexual context.

These little "rules" are certainly odd ones but it's what it is because parents don't want their 13-year-old kids to go see a movie and have their ears melt from hearing the F-word twice.

TV has a similar oddity when comes to censorship, see an infamous bit with George Carlin talking about the problems of saying "piss" on broadcast TV. Like movies and the F-word you CAN say "piss" on TV. But you can't say it in the context of the bodily function/fluid.
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