Theater Will Allow Teens to See 'Blue Is The Warmest Color,' NC-17 Film

Friday, 25 Oct 2013 04:55 PM

By Robin Farmer

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A New York City arthouse cinema will allow teens to see “Blue Is the Warmest Color,” even though the film carries a NC-17 rating.

The award-winning French lesbian coming-of-age drama earned the NC-17 rating from the Motion Picture Association of America (MPPA) due to graphic sex scenes.

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According to MPPA’s website, it reserves the NC-17 rating for films that “most parents would consider patently too adult for their children 17 and under.”

The IFC Center in Greenwich Village decided to ignore the association’s recommendation that children not be admitted.

"It is our judgment that it is not inappropriate for mature, inquiring teenagers who are looking ahead to the emotional challenges and opportunities that adulthood holds," John Vanco, senior vice president and general manager, told the New York Times in a statement.

But not everyone agrees.

Another arthouse cinema, Flicks Theatre in Boise, Idaho, has announced that the film will not be shown at all.

"It isn't because we're prudes," its owner told the Hollywood Reporter, but rather because the theater's liquor license prohibits it from showing films featuring "acts of simulated acts of sexual intercourse."

The New York Times reported the film has the second least restrictive classification in France. There, anyone over age 12 is permitted to attend.

Commenters on the New York Times article seemed to support the theater’s decision to allow viewers under age 17 to view the film.

“If junior high school kids want to see girl-on-girl sex for the sex, they can click 'yes I am 18' and watch it at home,” one poster wrote. “ At least here the sex has a context and a love story.”

Wrote another: “I'd rather have my child see this then the endless male ED commercials that seem to run during every sporting event we watch on tv. I'd also prefer this to the endless string of female underwear/bra commercials that also run during any tv program — regardless of the audience."

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