Imagination Connoisseur, James M, asks why some filmmakers want to produce R-rated content.

What value do you see to R-rated content over softer, PG-13 content?

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Rob,

There is something I do not understand, thus I write to you for some help.

Why do some people want R-rated content?

There is great variety within the PG-13 rating.  Seriously, does any movie require bad language, blood and nudity?

Now, I do understand that sometimes a movie’s subject matter, alone, could force an R-rating. For example a movie like WIND RIVER, the premise alone would be a valid reason for its R-rating (even though I think it could have easily been a PG-13 film, and not have lost any verisimilitude).

Anyway, back to my main point: Why are people so upset when movies are not rated R? Are they that sick that they need to see naked people? (They know there are websites with that, right?)

If it is blood they want to see, maybe they need to have their head examined.

As for the language, while I try not to use “bad language,” I have never been able to understand why someone would want to hear, for example, the F-word? Surely there is a place they could go to hear it, or watch someone say it or what ever, right?

Has no one heard that old saying “The unknown is scarier than the known”? Or in the context of this letter the unseen or unheard?

– James M.