Lovelace

In fairness, I have not the seen this yet,  but I am mystified by its existence. If you don’t know her story, read her books Ordeal and Out of Bondage. The film omits some of the more unpleasant details. Then, knowing what her life was like, watch Deep Throat, instead of the sanitized scenes carefully prepared to titillate but not offend mainstream audiences. I am particularly troubled by the manipulative technique of showing her story twice: first the good, and then the bad, both times out of context. This film just continues the exploitation of a tragic figure.

Ratings are consistent across the country, but the boards vary when it comes to the advisories they feel necessary. Within Canada, advisories are selected from a list, though additional notes are available at the boards’ websites. The MPAA and the BBFC have a more flexible approach to advisories.

Area Classification Advisories
Maritimes Rating not available
Quebec 16+
Ontario Coarse Language, Sexual Violence, Substance Abuse
Manitoba
Alberta Sexual Violence, Sexual Content
British Columbia Sexually suggestive scenes
MPAA (U.S.A.) R …strong sexual content, nudity, language, drug use and some domestic violence.
BBFC 18 Contains strong sex and sex references and domestic abuse.

Click the name of the jurisdiction for more details about the classification.

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