On this week’s edition of Scottscope Talk Radio, the roundtable takes on the Motion Picture Association of America's film-rating system! Instituted on November 1st, 1968, the system was meant provide parents with a handy guide as to the content of theatrically released films. In the decades since its implementation, things have changed. The internet has made questionable material readily available to children everywhere. Primetime network television shows continuously push boundaries. Mainstream American films are more violent and sexually explicit than ever, and many now believe the ratings system as we know it to be obsolete. Is the MPAA still relevant? Do parents still need such an organization to help guide their children’s viewing habits? Why is the MPAA have a higher tolerance for violence than sexuality? Why do major studio films get preference over independent films? Should the ratings system be revamped, or simply done away with?
We also take a look at the offens