Movies with sexual violence get a figure of 15 instead of 12, because the watchdog crashes on rape scenes

The watchdog of films is raging against scenes with rape and the "pornification of society", because it increases the viewing figures of all films with sexual violence of 12 or 12A to 15

  • British Board of Film Classification says that the climate around sexual violence has changed
  • The public now wants themes of sexual violence to be treated more severely
  • BBFC had decided to take action after investigating parents, teachers and teenagers

Katherine Rushton for the daily post

The watchdog of the censorship in the film is to attack rape scenes, amidst the fear that they & # 39; innocence from childhood & # 39; to damage.

The British Board of Film Classification said that the attitude towards images of sexual violence has changed in recent years and that the public now wants them to be treated more severely.

Both adults and teenagers felt that sexual violence should have more restrictive age indications after concerns about the & # 39; pornification & # 39; of society.

From the end of next month, every film with sexual violence will receive an age rating of at least 15, instead of 12 or 12A.

The Duchess (2008) contained a scene in which Kiera Knightley's character is brought down by her husband, played by Ralph Fiennes, involved in rape

The Duchess (2008) contained a scene in which Kiera Knightley's character is brought down by her husband, played by Ralph Fiennes, involved in rape

And the BBFC shares even heavier ratings – 18 and R18 – in films in which sexual violence is mainly long-term or graphic.

It has decided to take action after a survey of 10,000 parents, teachers and teenagers has become increasingly worried about films that normalize sexual violence and cause viewers to feel vulnerable.

According to the report published yesterday, sexuality and sexual references were spontaneously mentioned [as] core themes & # 39; s, dealing with deeper concerns about the loss of childhood innocence and general "pornification" of society.

Films that can be influenced by the pronunciation are the 2008 Keira Knightley film The Duchess.

It got a 12A rating, despite a scene in which the character of Miss Knightley, the duchess, was stabbed to death on a bed by her husband, played by Ralph Fiennes, with implicit rape.

Declaration of conformity from BBFC Craig Lapper said there is a & # 39; general shift & # 39; has been in public opinion about scenes in which sex and violence mingle, but that the Me Too-movement & # 39; a strengthening effect & # 39; had.

The BBFC also said that age ratings should apply to programs on streaming services in the same way as for movies on DVDs and in cinemas.

At the moment, Netflix and Amazon are asking the BBFC to assess part of their content on a voluntary basis, but they have no legal obligation to do so.

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