Rethinking PG-13: Ratings and the Boundaries of Childhood and Horror

  title={Rethinking PG-13: Ratings and the Boundaries of Childhood and Horror},
  author={Filipa Antunes},
  journal={Journal of Film and Video},
  pages={27 - 43}
  • Filipa Antunes
  • Published 1 April 2017
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Film and Video
THE FILM RATING SYSTEM, ESTABLISHED in 1968 by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), has remained remarkably consistent in structure throughout its history. Apart from some minor tweaks, the first-and to date, onlymajor change came in 1984, when a string of controversial features led to the creation of PG-13: "Parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13." This new classification was intended to bridge the gap between PG and the restricted R… 

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