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Kevin Smith Challenges MPAA Ratings System With Porn Star in Tow…And Wins

Kevin Smith.jpgKevin Smith, everyone’s favorite oddball indie director, challenged the MPAA rating system for his new pic, “Zack and Miri Make a Porno,” and won a reduction from NC-17 to R.

The director of such hits as “Clerks,” “Jersey Girl,” “Dogma” and “Chasing Amy,” is no stranger to taking on the MPAA.
When “Clerks” first came out it, too, was given and NC-17 rating that Smith was able to alter to an R. And his Ben Affleck film “Jersey Girl” was shifted from an R to a PG-13.

With “Zack and Miri…,” Smith cast Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks as roommates who decide to make a porn film to get themselves out of debt.

“We didn’t set out to make an NC-17 film. That’s just commercial suicide,” Smith told The Associated Press.
The original rating would prohibit anyone under the age of 17 from ever seeing the film.

Now, teens can go with a parent — if the parent dares.

The Weinstein brothers are putting it out under their eponymous label, which is not only separated from the Weinstein’s original Miramax label, but is luckily no longer tied to Disney, which would no doubt love to be behind a porn film.

katiemorgan.jpgCo-star Katie Morgan, who has some fairly graphic sex scenes with Jason Mewes, is a well-known porn star.
The MPAA revised the rating after its appeals board viewed the film and decided it wasn’t as dirty as an NC-17 rating might convey.

“They felt it was rather sexually graphic. My point is, it was comically graphic. All the sex in the movie with the exception of one scene is very cartoonish, very campy,” Smith said. “It wasn’t designed to titillate.”

The appeals board, a separate panel from the ratings board, viewed the movie Tuesday, and Smith presented his arguments.
See the Associated Press story below:

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Comic Con: The Fans

comiccon01.gifComic Con is seriously crowded. It’s maddening. But there were no fights that we saw or heard about. No shootings. No stabbings. Under that amount of stress and heat, the fans were generally happy and eager to be a part of it all.

Here are a couple of our favorite fan questions/things said to celebrities:

To Judd Apatow from a fan, “Thank you for adding me on myspace.”

Also to Apatow from a fan, “I have a gift for you.” Apatow’s response, “Is this the last thing I hear before I’m shot dead?”

To Seth Rogen, “My twin sister thinks you’re like really hot.”

Also to Rogen,” You look a lot like my friend’s boyfriend.”

We also learned that Rhona Mitra was the original model for Tomb Raider and that Rogen co-wrote an upcoming Simpsons episode.

If these people were ever into anything important — they’d be dangerous.

The Pineapple Express Panel – Questions

comiccon01.gif We were at the Pineapple Express cast panel moderated by Judd Apatow.

During the fan question part, comedians Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel got up and asked a ‘question’. Mainly it was yet another opportunity to talk about their sweating butts. Which they both did. Eagerly. Repeating each other’s joke. They could have been an Apatow plant. Was it Seth Rogen‘s dialog?

And fucking George Carlin is dead.

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