Sunday, March 18, 2012

Calls Grow to Revamp Movie Ratings

This is an amazing coincidence.

I was covering interest groups last week in class and I mentioned that the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) was an example of a trade association. I gave a couple of examples of the movie rating system that MPAA administers, and a student raised his hand to ask about the controversy over "Bully." I mentioned that I wasn't too up on the issue, and so what do you know? The Los Angeles Times had a report yesterday, "'The Hunger Games,' 'Bully' prompt ratings fight."

And CNN has this:

See also, "Battle over ‘Bully’ rating heats up in nation’s capital."