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Have you ever seen an NC-17 or X rated movie in the theaters?

 
 
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 26 Oct, 2013 03:37 pm
@Ragman,
I saw it when I was eight, sometime in 1950. My father had a print somehow (he worked at rko then) and I and a friend in the apartments saw it on a small pull down screen. I loved it (Thumper!!) and was horrified.

The friend was the one who straightened me out about there not being a Santa Claus.

It was probably useful that I, an only child, then rather cosseted and moving a lot while cosseted, saw that. That was in New York. A year or so later, our having moved again, my mother took me to see documentaries (Bear Country was a title, I think, but also stuff about making silverware, and other subjects I don't remember) at the Evanston Public Library. I still tend to like documentaries. Which brings up Les Blank. I see I'm roving off topic.

To Izzy, the Hollywood ratings happened in response to the Hays Code, which I know even less about. What you or we see now are modifications of the earlier stuff, which some of us also didn't pay attention to.
Ragman
 
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Reply Sat 26 Oct, 2013 04:08 pm
@ossobuco,
I recall that the Hays Production Code of (1930-1967) came out around the time of Mae West...or perhaps in response to...Mae West. She gave them fits with her umm ... assets.

"Asked about the various efforts to impede her career, West said, "I believe in censorship. I made a fortune out of it.""
farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 26 Oct, 2013 06:17 pm
@Ragman,
anytime we wanted porn for our , uhhh.... enetertainment, we would NEVER EVER consider a theater. As a kid I took a girlfriend to see BARABARELLA and there was this guy in front of us who was whacking off . Too much unaccounted for DNA in movie theaters.
Remember PEE WEE HERMAN??
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Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Sun 27 Oct, 2013 04:23 pm
I don't believe Barbarella was X rated (more likely M).

I saw it as an impressionable, hormone infused, youth and it inspired me to hang a poster of Barbarella aka Jane Fonda on my bedroom wall. Therefore, I'm quite certain that I would have been even more impressed by the movie had it been rated X.

My father took me to see Fellini's Satryicon when I was in HS, and that was a lot more explicit than Barbarella, but I have to guess it wasn't rated X or I wouldn't have gotten past the ticket taker.

So, I think the only X rated movies I ever saw in a theatre was Fritz the Cat, and the double feature, Flesh Gordon, back around 1972.

farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 27 Oct, 2013 04:31 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
I was accompanying a newly mintd girlfriend. I was in a position to consider just how deep into the comocs code I would go for entertainment.
My point was that Id NEVER go to a theater for my porn (Going to a porn movie alone or with other chaos is somewhat of a failed exercise)

I awlays looked at porn as somewhat "foreplay"
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 27 Oct, 2013 05:14 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
Satyricon, I was bored out of my mind and tried to sleep but couldn't (and I like Fellini overall). Didn't just leave since my husband was watching it.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 27 Oct, 2013 05:20 pm
I don't go to theaters that often. Guess that's why I didn't see more. The first film in which I saw full frontal nudity was the original Blowup, in the 1960s. Saw it in Kansas City. A few months later, in South Bend, I went to see it with a friend. That little bit had been snipped out.
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chai2
 
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Reply Sun 27 Oct, 2013 05:29 pm
@Frank Apisa,
Frank Apisa wrote:

Deep Throat.

At the Strand Theater in Plainfield NJ.

Place was loaded.


So was Linda.
chai2
 
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Reply Sun 27 Oct, 2013 05:31 pm
@panzade,
panzade wrote:

In The Realm Of The Senses, a Japanese-French production that produced much checking of IDs and as I walked out of the theater I could be heard muttering"That was bloody god-awful"


Oh God.

I saw that at free movie night in college.

I had some other pressing issues on my mind at the time, so wasn't paying much attention, but the part of me that was, was revolted.
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Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Sun 27 Oct, 2013 05:45 pm
@chai2,
chai2 wrote:

Frank Apisa wrote:

Deep Throat.

At the Strand Theater in Plainfield NJ.

Place was loaded.


So was Linda.


Funny thing is that women in modern porn do things that make Linda look like an amateur. Some look like they can swallow a baseball bat!
chai2
 
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Reply Sun 27 Oct, 2013 06:16 pm
@Frank Apisa,
Yeah, she pretty much was an amateur.

Look at how ******* drugged up she was though, it was pretty sad.
hawkeye10
 
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Reply Sun 27 Oct, 2013 06:36 pm
@chai2,
more sad was her " I am a victim" tour where she tried to cash in, given that for over 8 years after the film came out she was living it up and cashing in on her porn work. I lived though the 70's, the history as she told ut from 1980 on does not wash with how she acted then. her using drugs to get through the work does not make her a victim, did anyone shove them down her throat?
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 27 Oct, 2013 06:58 pm
That's the only porn movie, known as such, I've ever watched, and it seems like a zillion years ago. I'm not all rabid against porn, just not interested - I like a story I will believe to go along with whatever sex shows up in a movie. The possible reality of some of those old french or italian or swedish or japanese movies interested me. Of course by now I forget which ones I'm talking about.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 31 Oct, 2013 07:44 pm
Controversy isn't a surprising thing when it comes to NC-17 ratings and the bloody MPAA. Blue Is the Warmest Color is the latest to be caught in the crossfire despite the fact that technically the MPAA ratings aren't mandatory for theaters to follow. However the MPAA loves to throw its weight around and use legalized extortion against the movie theaters who ignore the ratings they give new movies waiting theatrical release.

IFC Center Blasted For Allowing Teens Into ‘Blue Is the Warmest Color’
http://variety.com/2013/film/news/ifc-center-blasted-for-allowing-teens-into-blue-is-the-warmest-color-1200781840/

Why Movie Theaters Can Ignore NC-17 Ratings
http://variety.com/2013/film/news/why-movie-theaters-can-ignore-nc-17-ratings-1200759860/


If you ever have the inclination and the time watch the documentary, This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006). It blows the door off of the rating system in the US.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0493459/combined
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 31 Oct, 2013 07:59 pm
This thread puts me in mind of Blue Movie, a novel by Terry Southern, in which famous movie stars are recruited to film a big budget porno movie. I always expected the novel to be filmed, but it didn't happen. It's just as well. It couldn't have followed the book very closely.
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