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.
|Maritimes||–||Rating not available|
|Ontario||Coarse Language, Sexual Violence, Substance Abuse|
|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.|
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