Re: X, XX, XXX -- is there a difference?

LeeAnne Krause (LLKRAUSE@gwm.sc.edu)
Fri, 25 May 2001 10:04:22 -0700 (PDT)

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I guess I had more or less assumed it had to do with the type of pornograph=
y, such as consentual adult human sex being X, and bestiality, S&M, etc =
Etc ETC being XX and XXX. Will anyone on the list admit to knowing for =
sure? :)

LeeAnne L. Krause
Manager of Educational Films
USC Film Library
803-777-2858
www.sc.edu/library/film.html

>>> mboedicker@hotmail.com 05/25/01 12:30PM >>>
The cover story of last Sunday's New York Times Magazine, about the=20
pornographic video industry, indicated there are real differences between =
X,=20
XX, and XXX-rated films -- although sadly it didn't elaborate. I've =
always=20
read that the double and triple X ratings are purely a marketing gimmick=20=

with no significance (they're certainly not part of the MPAA system). =20
Anyone know the answer to this admittedly trivial question?

Mike Boedicker
Audiovisual Director & Webmaster
Danville Public Library
319 N. Vermilion
Danville, IL 61832
(217) 477-5223 ext. 123
Fax: (217) 477-5230
http://www.danville.lib.il.us

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I guess I had more or less assumed it had to do with = the type=20 of pornography, such as consentual adult human sex being X, and bestiality,= =20 S&M, etc Etc ETC being XX and XXX.  Will anyone on the list admit = to=20 knowing for sure?  :)
 
 
 
LeeAnne L. Krause
Manager of Educational Films
USC Film=20 Library
803-777-2858
www.sc.edu/library/film.html
 


>>> mboedicker@hotmail.com 05/25/01 12:30PM=20 >>>
The cover story of last Sunday's New York Times Magazine, = about=20 the
pornographic video industry, indicated there are real differences= =20 between X,
XX, and XXX-rated films -- although sadly it didn't =20= elaborate.  I've always
read that the double and triple X ratings = are=20 purely a marketing gimmick
with no significance (they're certainly not = part=20 of the MPAA system). 
Anyone know the answer to this admittedly = trivial=20 question?

Mike Boedicker
Audiovisual Director &=20 Webmaster
Danville Public Library
319 N. Vermilion
Danville, = IL=20 61832
(217) 477-5223 ext. 123
Fax: (217) 477-5230
http://www.danville.lib.il.us

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