by John Ellis
A couple of days ago, a friend mentioned how he had watched (started to watch) a movie from his childhood with his kids. “I forgot what was in it,” he confessed. “It was terrible!”
That started a brief conversation about how the MPAA ratings system works and how in the mid-eighties Tipper Gore helped change the content in movies. This may seem counter-intuitive to many people, but the movies of the seventies and the early eighties were generally much filthier and contained more nudity and explicit sexuality than the movies released from the mid-eighties until recently.