> I've found that most patrons realize the risks and
> responsibilities in borrowing and viewing potentially
> disturbing and/or offensive video material. The few
> patrons who have ever complained to me personally
> about content have been elderly ones, not parents of
> teens or others.
> One question I do have is about films that were
> released with an NR (not rated) "rating." A good
> example of this would be Abel Ferrara's Bad
> Lieutenant, a film that's in our collection, available
> for check-out to teens who have been given permission
> to borrow videos by their parents, and not clearly
> marked as NR (and certainly not labeled by the library
> as containing potentially disturbing subject matter
> and imagery). This film went the NR route for a
> reason. Parts of it would have garnered the film an X
> rating had it ever been rated by the MPAA at all (the
> NR indicates that the film has circumvented the rating
> process altogether). No one has ever complained about
> the content of this film, but we're a very liberal
> community. After all, we did purchase the film in the
> first place. Has anyone out there ever had a problem
> with, or question about circulating an NR film?
> Jon A.
> Queens, NY
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