Anybody who watches movies in Utah knows one rule: Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints tend to avoid R-rated movies
The rule is nearly as old as the Motion Picture Association of America’s ratings system, which will mark its 50th anniversary on November 1. It goes back to talks by LDS leaders, starting in 1972, urging young members to steer clear of what they consider to be immoral content. But film lovers, including filmmakers and scholars, say the blanket bar on R-rated movies has taken some weird turns over the years — and that young viewers now may be ignoring it.
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