Apparently mentioning hell or death makes you R-rated.
Which reminds me that the MPAA’s rating systems are a load of bullshit anyway. Some random yahoos who don’t even fit the criteria, and who have made careers out of rating films inconsistently and in stupid terms, do not constitute a representation of the culture in general. Far better if filmmakers were simply expected to “tag” films with content that potential viewers might be attracted to or might find objectionable. I mean, if a film is tagged <lesbian love scene>, you’re gonna pick up way more viewers than you’re going to lose. And parents could even have set permissions tags set for their kids, if we’re going to actually play that game of make believe where ratings ever prevent anyone from seeing a movie. (You know, pretending as if DVDs and older-looking friends or permissive elder siblings or slack-assed rental shop employees or movie piracy don’t exist in this world.)
Anyway, I’m amused that mentioning hell and death get me an R rating. Oh, and one mention of the word “porn” in the section discussing inexplicable keyword search terms that brought people to my site. Huh. Well how about that.