The key to securing a PG-13 rating is ensuring that no one looks like they're enjoying anything

Movie studios have long understood that PG-13 is the ideal rating for maximizing the number of butts in seats. But what if, as a filmmaker, your art requires you to maximize the number of butts on-screen? This video from Slate looks at how films do their best to include as much of the good shit (cursing, violence,…

Mike Birbiglia had some “foul language” for the MPAA over its Suicide Squad rating

Is there any organization with more power over Hollywood, and less respect from the people whose destinies it controls, than the Motion Picture Association Of America? The MPAA’s content ratings have huge implications on movies’ box office receipts, but often seem almost willfully out of step with the actual content…