MPAA celebrates 50 years of screwing up film scores
The Movement Image Affiliation of America, or MPAA, launched a scores system and censorship board in 1968 as a way for the trade to self-regulate the content material of their films. When you have any information of the film trade, you understand it is full rubbish. A board comprising of eight to 13 mother and father, the score system is meant to assist inform moviegoers about the kind of movie they’ll see. Disregarding the insane quantity of energy the board affords so few folks, they cannot even do their job nicely, however that does not imply the MPAA will not odor their very own farts after they have the possibility.
For its 50th anniversary, the MPAA launched a wierd report that’s one half historical past lesson, one half scores information and full half masturbatory sludge. Titled “G is for Golden: The MPAA Movie Rankings at 50,” the doc traces the origin of the scores board and the way it has modified over time, however is basically simply 46 pages of the group patting itself on the again. I may rail on this dumb leaflet all day, however displaying is at all times higher than telling, so the remainder of this text can be a couple of ways in which MPAA actually “screwed” the pooch. (The earlier sentence has been amended to keep up this text’s PG-13 Ranking.)