MPAA's Glickman Urges Support for NC-17 Rating
The timing was appropriate, given that the day before, The Weinstein Company and Lionsgate purchased the rights to "Teeth," which the article describes as "a dark comedy about a girl who has teeth in her vagina."
At a press briefing after the meeting, Glickman told reporters:
"We are going to talk about this with the Directors Guild of America and the National Association of Theater Owners ... It's one of our ratings, and I'd like to see it used more."
The NC-17 rating, which was intended to help the commercial prospects of films too graphic to obtain an R, has largely failed to escape the stigma associated with the X rating.