This film is an unprecedented undercover investigation into the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) film ratings system and its profound impact on American culture.
This Film Is Not Yet Rated reveals how the ratings system restricts the exhibition independent and foreign films, gay themed films, and rates sexuality much more harshly than violence. Maintaining power through secrecy, the MPAA refuses to let the public know even the names of the people who rate the films.
This documentary overcomes that secrecy, the film follows a female private investigator as she goes deep inside the ratings system, and what they discovered compelled the MPAA to finally make long overdue changes to its ratings system.
As it turns out, this controversial documentary isn’t rated. When submitted to the Motion Picture Association of America, they slapped it with an NC-17.
This is fitting since he sheds much-needed light on the inner workings of a secretive organization that wields great power over the movies the public gets to see.