Director: Kirby Dick

Like a most ornery Michael Moore, Kirby Dick is pissed at the inequalities of the Hollywood rating system and the conservative moralizing of the MPAA—and he's going to do something about it. In This Film Is Not Yet Rated, Dick interviews directors who have had their films savaged by the MPAA to discuss what this shadowy board finds unacceptable. The answer isn't surprisng: sex. But especially gay sex.

More than just providing a lesson about Hollywood (and America's) weird prudishness—you can savagely kill a character and get an R rating, but show any thrusting and you have an NC-17 on your hands—Dick tries to expose the members of the MPAA (they're sworn to secrecy). The result is an upsetting and strange detective story about film. —RS