Production Code and "The Pawnbroker" The Legion of Decency gave the film a Condemned rating, and soon closes forever. He recommended that certain films carry this: Benchmark Directors of Sexy Cinema Excerpts from "Barbarella" are included in this segment.
American Cinema Flooded with Continental Productions Excerpts from "I, a Woman," show just how far. America's mainstream cinemas had become a melting pot of international productions. Final Taboo for American Cinema By , screen nudity was as "common as blowing your nose. The Production Code is abandoned. First "X" Rated Film: The first film to get a "X" rating was "Midnight Cowboy. Marketing the "X" Rating at 20th Century Fox His next sex-ploitation big-budget film was "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls.
Dazed and Confused Cinema and Sexual Revolution in the s President Nixon vows to uphold standards on smut and pornography. Graphic Sexual Violence in the Cinema No other film had portrayed sexual violence in such a graphic manner.
Sexually Explicit Blockbuster After that, Americans flocked to pornographic films to see what they had been missing all those years. Sexual Revolution and Pornographic Film Industry Pornographic filmmakers marketed the "X" rating for their films.
President Nixon Goes After Pornography Conservative legislators, the FBI, and local police band together to stop smut by raiding theaters and confiscating films. America's Promiscuous Singles Scene Goodbar" is a peak into a culture where people desperately wanted to feel alive. The film was condemned even before it was released. The first sex symbol of the s is Bo Derek, symbol of America's search for perfection. Hollywood began to structure its industry around teenagers.
Unsafe Sex in America In its place came celibacy, phone sex, and cinematic voyeurism. Excerpts from "Blue Velvet" and "Fatal Attraction" are included in this segment.
Filmmakers wanted a rating that would relate to mature audiences and adult entertainment. In , NC rating was adopted in place of X-rating. This rating is still rejected by newspapers and box offices. For additional digital leasing and purchase options contact a media consultant at press option 3 or sales films.
Sex, Censorship, and the Silver Screen: The Late s to the '90s.