A Whittle Bit of Commentary with Chad Whittle
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If you wanna know how far down the sewer our culture has gone, just go back and watch some PG-13 movies from the 1990s or early 2000s and compare them to today’s movies because you’re gonna be amazed at what counts as PG-13 material now would’ve been rated R years a decade or so ago.
I watched a Christopher Nolan movie this weekend called “Insomnia” which is one of his early films, and the movie stars Al Pacino and the late Robin Williams and it’s from 2002 and is rated R. I knew that even though this movie is rated R, that in today’s standards that means PG-13, plus I knew that Nolan isn’t the kind of director to have over the top sex and nudity in his movies like say, Game of Porn, I mean Game of Thrones on HBO.
And I was right. It contained your typical amount of adult language that seems like all movies have now, but if that movie came out in 2017 it would be rated PG-13. Same thing can be applied to TV. A basic cable show that is rated TV-14 today because of sex and language and violence would’ve been rated TV-MA in 2005. Of course this isn’t always true for every movie, some 1990 R rated movies would be rated R today, but now some PG movies probably should be rated PG-13.
All of this just serves as another example of the decadence of our pop culture and our society’s moral standards.
I’m Chad Whittle on A Whittle Bit of Commentary.
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