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Ryan Gosling Slams MPAA Over NC-17 Rating for New Film
Ryan Gosling says it is "sad" that the Motion Picture Association of America slapped his new movie "Blue Valentine" with an NC-17 rating for sexual content, when other films get away with depicting sexual violence. He also addresses critics who call his movie "anti-romance."
We've been championing this film, an honest and unblinking portrayal about how great and awful things can be between two people in love, since we first saw it in January. So we were stunned and disappointed when it was announced that it had been rated NC-17, pretty much killing its chances of getting seen by much of an audience or having any real chance during the "OK, they're dumb, but we have to admit they matter" awards season.