1981 Article on Movie Ratings

This article from 1981 discusses a call for movies to be rated differently.  One group wanted movies like Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark to get an X rating for their violence.  another group wanted to break the R rating down to R-13 and R-17.  Temple of Doom finally pushed the issue and led to the PG-13 rating.  It is interesting to note the ratings explanation that the MPAA tried out.  While it never caught on with movies, it did get adopted by the television and video game ratings systems.


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