Series Introduction: Movie ratings are traditionally based on three primary criteria: profanity, sex, and violence, with some additional emphasis on drug use. One of the flaws of the current rating system is that each level of PSVD content is wrapped into the same rating, without considering the different categories of content individually. As such, the current rating system provides no additional information about content for viewers who might care about one category of “objectionable” content more than another.
In reality, each of these four categories are fundamentally different from one another and should be considered separately when analyzing and judging movie content. In a loosely linked series of posts, I’ll be looking at each category individually and see how LDS viewers (or other “decent movie” patrons) can approach each topic.