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Old 02-05-2018, 04:30 PM
 
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But what's the real reason why no one wants to see an NC-17 movie in the theater, or why the theater thinks that no on wants to?
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Old 02-05-2018, 05:55 PM
 
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You've already been told the real reasons. Most Americans think NC-17 is just a fancy way of saying "porn film," and theaters don't want to take on the burden of preventing kids under age 17 from seeing the movie (particularly since they don't think the movie will do big business in any case). It's not complicated.
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Old 02-05-2018, 06:43 PM
 
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But people go to the movies to see erotica before, like why is 50 Shades of Grey so popular? If it was rated NC-17, people still think they are getting sex and still go, wouldn't they?
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Old 02-05-2018, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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But people go to the movies to see erotica before, like why is 50 Shades of Grey so popular? If it was rated NC-17, people still think they are getting sex and still go, wouldn't they?
Soft-core erotica and hard-core porn are two different things. A lot of people will watch the first, but never the second.
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Old 02-05-2018, 08:15 PM
 
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But a lot of people said they were disappointed in 50 Shades cause it wasn't has hard core as the books. So since they were expecting something more hardcore, why would they have a problem with the rating then? Plus there is all sorts of hard core erotica on Netflix that would be NC-17 if it was in theaters, so why do you people watch it on Netflix, but yet have a problem with it, if it's rated NC-17 compared to unrated?
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Old 02-05-2018, 08:23 PM
 
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^^^Your neighbors don't see what you watch on Netflix. They might see you going into an NC-17 film at the local theater.
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Old 02-05-2018, 08:31 PM
 
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But yet so many people went to 50 Shades in theaters expecting a much more hardcore movie. So because of that, since when do people mind being in a theater full of people with that stuff?
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Old 02-05-2018, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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But what's the real reason why no one wants to see an NC-17 movie in the theater, or why the theater thinks that no on wants to?
Where do you get that no one wants to see an NC-17 film? People went to see Shame, they went to see Blue is the Warmest Color, they went to see Lust, Caution, etc. Those films tend to be art house films, often foreign, which aren't universally popular (or accessible.)
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Old 02-05-2018, 09:44 PM
 
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Okay so people went to see those movies. Then why is the NC-17 rating considered box office poison, if people went to see those movies?
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Old 02-06-2018, 08:54 AM
 
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Okay so people went to see those movies. Then why is the NC-17 rating considered box office poison, if people went to see those movies?
It is how many people that matter. There are some documentarians and religious evangelist who make a film with missionary intentions, however those who screen them only care about the number of bodies that will go to the theatre and buy popcorn.

If a movie stays with a NC-17 most newspapers and TV would refuse advertising for them. A whole lot less important today then when NC-17 replaced X. But then we get to the weekend nights and all those teens are not able to enter so even if a NC-17 is booked it often shares the smallest screen in the mutiplex with a foreign minority language film and is limited to a couple screenings a day rather than for noon to midnight on two or three screens that it would have gotten if they made the cuts to have it rated R.
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