Sexy Look Sparks Ratings Debate in China – Min Lee
Black-robed warriors fly through the air. Thousands of men clash with spears in spectacular battles. And an emperor struts around in splendid golden robes in the Chinese blockbuster “Curse of the Golden Flower.”
Yet, China has no rating system for movies ” no formal way of warning people, especially parents, of violence or sexual content. Any child can see “Curse” in China as long as he or she can plunk down enough money for a ticket.
By contrast, in America ” a place many Chinese perceive as wildly permissive ” “Curse” is rated R for violence. Children younger than 17 must be accompanied by a parent or an adult guardian to see it. Other countries also have rating systems. [Full Text]