Friday, August 20, 2010
Smoking = Rated R?
Ghosts Don't Exist Writer and Director Eric Espejo was interviewed this morning on Washington DC's FOX 5 News about a controversial new proposal by the Centers for Disease Control—a policy that could force the MPAA to assign an "R" rating to any films that include scenes with cigarettes.
What do you think? Is an "R" rating too harsh? What if a scene depicts the negative aspects of smoking, rather than the cool factor—would it still warrant the stricter rating that can have such a profound effect on box office revenue?