Tell the MPAA to be Transparent in it's Rating of Movies
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Tell the MPAA to be Transparent in it's Rating of Movies

    1. Nadine Clement
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      Nadine Clement

      Newbury, NH

The general public has no idea whom is grading the movies in which they put faith in the grading system. Yes we know it's MPAA, but do they know who that consists of? The only way you would know anyone on the board is if you watched 'This movie is not yet rated' where they went and investigated these people and even if you watched that movie it's a couple years old. 

There is no transparency and there are a number of movies that I feel filmmakers had to change in order to get a certain rating which did not need change 'Boys Don't Cry' and 'But I am a Cheerleader' being two of many. In those two cases I mention I feel that the MPAA were discriminating against another sexually orientation that they had no one representing.

(They also seem to rate movies with more violence lower than ones with more sex which I personally find odd because sex is something that everyone encounters in life whereas murder and violence is a much more rarer thing that we do not really want in our society. I would like to see the justification to why they rate)

I want to change the system, I want them to be completely transparent in their grading of movies, I want to know who is grading them, how/why exactly the film got the rating they did, there should be different religious groups represented as well as different minorities and different orientations, the raters should have young children of their own under eighteen (which they claim but in the movie they discovered that few of them had children), and most importantly there should be an appeals process if the filmmaker and public disagrees with the rating.

Watch the movie 'This Movie is Not Yet Rated' if you haven't seen it yet. Picture used from http://photos.lucywho.com/this-film-is-not-yet-rated-photos-t795282.html Transparency and better representations of the American citizens different views would make me feel better trusting the system. If you agree I would love you to sign this petition. 

 

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    1. 250 Signatures!

      Nadine Clement
      Petition Organizer

      Hello,
      I wanted to remind you that we just hit 250 signatures! Thank you so much for your support! I don't send out a lot of news because I know I often look over them myself but I just want to encourage you if you can spare a couple of minutes please just posted this on your facebook, or tell a friend about why you signed and what we can do if we stick together. If anyone has any petitions they need signing as well send them my direction!

      I wanted to share some update on the budget of the MPAA because honestly it just made me smile and I think anyone that feels the lack of transparency with movies might share my sense of humor. http://torrentfreak.com/mpaa-budget-cut-in-half-are-they-dying-120825/

      Keeping Fighting,
      Nadine

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 7 months ago

      Sexual, racial, gender violence and other forms of discrimination and violence in a culture cannot be eliminated without changing culture.

      -- Charlotte Bunch

      “We have to start looking at the world through women’s eyes’ how are human rights, peace and development defined from the perspective of the lives of women? It’s also important to look at the world from the perspective of the lives of diverse women, because there is not single women’s view, any more than there is a single men’s view.”

      -- Charlotte Bunch

      Feminism is an entire world view or gestalt, not just a laundry list of women's issues.

      -- Charlotte Bunch

      “The state of the world today demands that women become less modest and dream/plan/act/risk on a larger scale.”

      -- Charlotte Bunch

      Women have a lot to say about how to advance women's rights, and governments need to learn from that, listen to the movement and respond.”

      -- Charlotte Bunch

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 7 months ago

      Sexual, racial, gender violence and other forms of discrimination and violence in a culture cannot be eliminated without changing culture.

      -- Charlotte Bunch

      “We have to start looking at the world through women’s eyes’ how are human rights, peace and development defined from the perspective of the lives of women? It’s also important to look at the world from the perspective of the lives of diverse women, because there is not single women’s view, any more than there is a single men’s view.”

      -- Charlotte Bunch

      Feminism is an entire world view or gestalt, not just a laundry list of women's issues.

      -- Charlotte Bunch

      “The state of the world today demands that women become less modest and dream/plan/act/risk on a larger scale.”

      -- Charlotte Bunch

      Women have a lot to say about how to advance women's rights, and governments need to learn from that, listen to the movement and respond.”

      -- Charlotte Bunch

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Carl Bulygo PITTSBURG, UNITED STATES
      • about 1 year ago

      I watch this documentary & Kirby Dick ask someone who works there to know who the MPAA members are & the lady he was talking too was being rude too him & she told Kirby it's no ones business who the MPAA members are?

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    • David Watts PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • about 2 years ago

      I watched that movie "This Film is not Yet Rated" and that totally changed how I felt with the movie rating system. In fact, now I'm doing a project to get the word out that the MPAA is a flawed system. Also, I think they should have movie guidelines so that a director can make a movie that gets the rating the director wants.

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    • Marilyn Escobar MIAMI LAKES, FL
      • about 2 years ago

      Please sign my Petition to Change the Rating of "ParaNorman"

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