Thai TV – Sensible Censorship?
Censorship is occasionally a sore point to me but, sometimes I realise it does have value. You would not, perhaps, want your 12 year old daughter to watch American Psycho. This is why American Psycho is an R / 18 rated movie. It is very graphic. In many ways. It’s also very entertaining (although the book is amazingly better).
But censorship – for me – is more about using your common sense, rather than slapping a rating on the cover. You can imagine that a TV company wanting to show American Psycho would consider it’s rating and then show it very late at night.
Not at 9am in the morning. I tell you, it makes no sense. What fool at UBC thought it’d be ok to show at 9am and censor every bit of nudity and violence? Didn’t anyone stop and think “hold on, hold on, this is a movie about a maniac with an axe / chainsaw, there’s lots of blood, gore and sex – if we censor it, perhaps it kinda spoils it?“. Sometimes the lack of thought is astounding.