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Expletive-Filled Hollywood Movies Wearing Thin, Harris Poll Finds

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Expletive-filled Hollywood movies may be wearing thin on audiences, suggested a new Harris poll.

The poll was commissioned by the producers of the upcoming film "Generational Sins," a faith-based movie with 32 expletives that the Motion Picture Association of America recently rated PG-13, The Hollywood Reporter noted.

The poll found that using "Jesus Christ" to swear was the biggest turnoff for audiences in general, with 33 percent saying they would be less likely to see a movie if they knew of such dialogue beforehand, The Hollywood Reporter said.

"Goddamn" was the second most offensive word at 32 percent and "f***," was the third most offensive with 31 percent, the publication stated.

Demographically, Republicans were more turned off by swearing than Democrats, 45 percent vs. 25 percent, respectively. More than half of moviegoers 72 years of age said they would avoid movies with "goddamn" and "f***" in the dialogue, The Hollywood Reporter noted.

The poll also said that 37 percent of female were bothered by the word "f***" but only 26 percent of the males. Some 90 percent of Evangelical Christians said that they were bothered by "Jesus Christ" being used as a swear, compared to 86 percent being offended by "goddamn" and 74 by "f***."

According to a 2016 MPAA survey, three of the top five grossing films in 2016 attracted majority female audiences. "Finding Dory" drew the largest proportion of females, with 55 percent of its box office coming from women.

"Generational Sins" is expected to be released on Oct. 6.

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