I think the most ridiculous example of the overreaction to Janet Jackson’s boobalicious halftime show and the consequent scandal has been found.
Apparently, in the post-boob era, puppet sex leads to an NC-17 rating.
A snippet of the most ridiculous portions:
“There’s nothing we’re asking for that hasn’t appeared in other R-rated movies, and our characters are made of wood and have no genitalia. If the puppets did to each other what we show them doing, all they’d get is splinters,” Rudin said.
…Rudin commissioned his staff to prepare a 45-page memorandum featuring such R-rated films as “Eyes Wide Shut,” “American Psycho” and “In the Cut,” all of which had comparable sex acts, albeit performed by humans.
This country has officially lost its goddamn mind.