This Film is Not Yet Rated (2006)

This Film is Not Yet Rated
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 37mins.
Genres Documentary, Interview
Keywords detective, filmmaking, investigation, showbiz
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
John Waters Actor Interviewee 1 1000001
Kevin Smith Actor Interviewee 1 1000002
Matt Stone Actor Interviewee 1 1000003
Kimberly Peirce Actor Interviewee 1 1000004
Atom Egoyan Actor Interviewee 1 1000005
Darren Aronofsky Actor Interviewee 1 1000006
Mary Harron Actor Interviewee 1 1000007
Maria Bello Actor Interviewee 1 1000008
Bingham Ray Actor Himself 1 1000009
Allison Anders Actor Interviewee 1 1000010
David Ansen Actor Interviewee 1 1000011
Jamie Babbit Actor Interviewee 1 1000012
Stephen Farber Actor Interviewee 1 1000013
Martin Garbus Actor Interviewee 1 1000014
Richard Heffner Actor Interviewee 1 1000015
Wayne Kramer Actor Interviewee 1 1000016
Lawrence Lessig Actor Interviewee 1 1000017
David Robb Actor Interviewee 1 1000018
Mark Urman Actor Interviewee 1 1000019
Theresa Webb Actor Interviewee 1 1000020
Becky Altringer Actor Herself 1 1000021
Cheryl Howell Actor Herself 1 1000022
Lindsey Howell Actor Herself 1 1000023
Kirby Dick Director n/a 2 2000001
Eddie Schmidt Producer (Chain Camera) 3 3000001
Alison Palmer Executive Producer (IFC) 174 3000002
Evan Shapiro Executive Producer (IFC) 174 3000003
Jessica Wolfson Supervising Producer n/a 1275 3000003
Megan Parlen Associate Producer n/a 171 3000004
Shana Hagan Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Kirsten Johnson Cinematographer n/a 402 6000002
Amy Vincent Cinematographer n/a 402 6000003
Matt Clarke Editor n/a 172 7000001
Dondi Bastone Music Supervisor n/a 120872 8000001
Frank Smathers Supervising Sound Editor n/a 328 14000001
Synopsis
The MPAA, a lobbying organization for the movie industry, maintains a rating system first implemented in 1968 by longtime president Jack Valenti. This system, with its age based content classification using letter grades G, PG, PG-13, R, and NC-17 (formerly X), has become a cultural icon. But behind its simple façade is a censoring process kept entirely secret. Board members are anonymous; deliberations are private; standards are seemingly arbitrary. Thus, the trade organization for the largest media corporations in America also keeps a trademarked lock on content regulation over our most unique and popular art form. Filmmaker Kirby Dick asks whether Hollywood movies and independent films are rated equally for comparable content; whether sexual content in gay-themed movies is given harsher ratings penalties than their heterosexual counterparts; whether it makes sense that extreme violence is given an R rating while sexuality is banished to the cutting room floor; whether Hollywood studios receive detailed directions as to how to change an NC-17 film into an R, while independent film producers are left guessing; and finally, whether keeping the raters and the rating process secret leaves the MPAA entirely unaccountable for its decisions.