The MPAA is a weird thing. Here’s an example of their weirdness.
There’s a movie out (or coming out) called Tadpole. In it a 14 year old boy has sex with an older woman. It got a PG-13. There’s another movie called L.I.E., in which a 14 year old boy has sex with an older man. That got an NC-17.
The thing is, Tadpole is a comedy, so the subject of pedophilia is taken lightly, therefore not as objectionable and deserves a PG-13 rating (apparently).
In the case of L.I.E., the movie is more of a drama, so it’s a very serious tone when dealing with this subject, so therefore it deserves an NC-17 (apparently).
So, in the MPAA’s eyes, anything is more acceptible and less offensive if it’s taken lightly in a more comedic film. When it’s serious, it’s not acceptible at all.
Honestly, I hope that Kill Bill gets an NC-17. The reason is because studios are so afraid of the “dreaded NC-17” because most newspapers, tv stations and theaters won’t run the ads for an NC-17 movie. And studios also know that they are more than likely garunteed to lose money on an NC-17 film. So, I’d love to see QT get the NC-17, keep it, and have his movie be the first NC-17 movie to make over $100 million.
Now, what makes me think that Kill Bill will get an NC-17 is not only the violence, but Uma’s goods. If she’s really gonna show it all then the movie will definately be slapped with an NC-17 (the only other movie I can think of that actually showed a woman’s pussy is Center Of The World)
Either way, NC-17, R, or Unrated, I’ll be seeing this movie. And sorry that this was so long and rambling. It’s late.