"Heller acknowledges that she was pleasantly surprised by the MPAA’s response. “Working with them was actually a really positive process,” she says. “I was able to explain my position and why the film needed to show what it showed, and why I thought it would be hypocritical for the movie to get an NC-17. One of the things we talked about is why we’re more comfortable seeing a woman get violently raped [on-screen] than to see a woman having an orgasm.”"
Excellent point echoing that made by Dr. Prescott back in the 70s.
"These figures again raise the question of the special relationship between sexuality and violence. In addition to our rape statistics, there is other evidence that points to preference for sexual violence over sexual pleasure in the United States. This is reflected in our acceptance of sexually explicit films that involve violence and rape, and our rejection of sexually explicit films for pleasure only (pornography). Neighborhood movie theaters show such sexually violent films as Straw Dogs, Clockwork Orange, and The Klansman, while banning films which portray sexual pleasure (Deep Throat, The Devil in Miss Jones). Attempts to close down massage parlors are another example of our anti-pleasure attitudes. Apparently, sex with pleasure is immoral and unacceptable, but sex with violence and pain is moral and acceptable."
'Body Pleasure and the Origins of Violence'