Feature Mark Harrison Jan 17, 2013
The restrictions set by the Us ratings board mean the F-word can only be used once in a PG-13 movie. Mark looks at its impact on films...
Warning: this article uses the word “fuck” a lot. More than once. There's a spoiler for X-Men: First Class if you've not seen it, too.
The best gag in Get Shorty sequel Be Cool (that didn't involve Dwayne Johnson) is at the beginning of the movie, when John Travolta's mobster-turned-movie-producer Chili Palmer talks about why he's leaving the movie business. “Do you know that unless you're willing to use the R rating, you can only say the 'F' word once? You know what I say? Fuck that. I'm done."
This refers to a guideline imposed by the Motion Picture Association of America, the Us ratings board, which places a quota upon the number of F-words you can use in a PG-13 film. »
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