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'Blue Is the Warmest Color' and NC-17 ratings in history
'Blue Is the Warmest Color' and NC-17 ratings in history

This week, "Blue Is the Warmest Color," the sexually explicit lesbian love story that won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, becomes the latest high-profile movie to be released with an NC-17 rating from the Motion Picture Assn. of America.  The MPAA established the rating in 1990 to replace the X designation, which had been co-opted by the porn industry. The NC-17 label means no one under the age of 18 will be admitted to see the movie. It also means that some theater chains won't show it, some retail chains won't stock the DVD, and some media outlets won't carry the ads. PHOTOS: NC-17 films and why they got the rating Filmmakers...

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