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Jamie Babbit - New York premiere of 'Addicted to Fresno' - Arrivals at SVA Theatre - New York, United States - Wednesday 2nd September 2015

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Addicted To Fresno Trailer


After her sister Shannon returns to Fresno, California following her stint in rehab for sex addiction (which in turn came after she was fired as a schoolteacher), Martha takes it upon herself to help her get a fresh start. She invites her to stay with her and gets her a job as a hotel maid in Fresno Suites where Martha also works. It isn't long before Shannon relapses big time, and her failure to maintain responsibility results in her accidentally killing a hotel guest, who also happens to be an Olympic hammer-thrower. She manages to persuade Martha to help hide the body, but before they can get very far they are discovered by a couple named Ruby and Gerald - and they want $25,000 in three days to stay quiet about the incident. The only option they have is to commit more crime, and so they rob a sex shop in order to flog the stock and make up the money. They're hardly professionals and they'll be lucky to escape this mess scot free, but maybe Shannon can finally learn to think about others before herself.

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Jamie Babbit, Natasha Lyonne and Karey Dornetto - Premiere of Gamechanger Film's 'Addicted To Fresno' at 2015 Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival at Director's Guild Of America - West Hollywood, California, United States - Friday 17th July 2015

Jamie Babbit, Natasha Lyonne and Karey Dornetto
Jamie Babbit, Natasha Lyonne and Karey Dornetto
Jamie Babbit, Natasha Lyonne and Karey Dornetto
Jamie Babbit, Natasha Lyonne and Karey Dornetto
Jamie Babbit, Natasha Lyonne and Karey Dornetto

Jamie Babbit and ERIN FOLEY - The 2014 Dinah Shore Weekend, Club Skirts "Black Party" - Palm Spings, California, United States - Saturday 5th April 2014

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Jamie Babbit and Mariah Hanson Founder Of Club Skirts
Jamie Babbit and Mariah Hanson Founder Of Club Skirts
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Jamie Babbit and Erin Foley

Jamie Babbit - Jamie Babbit with her Children Sunday 17th July 2011 at Directors Guild Of America Los Angeles, California

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Clay Aiken, April Bowlby and Jamie Babbit
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Jamie Babbit - Jamie Babbit, Beverly Hills, California - Power Premiere Awards at the Beverly Hills Hotel - Arrivals Sunday 11th November 2007

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This Film Is Not Yet Rated Review


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When South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker made Orgazmo, a romp about a Mormon porn star, and submitted it to the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) for a rating, it came back NC-17. The filmmakers asked what they could do to get it down to an R, and they were told, brusquely, nothing. Years later they made Team America: World Police, which included a four-minute puppet-sex scene (including many shots they had no intention of using, just so they'd have something to cut out) that pushed them into forbidden territory. This time, however, they were provided scene-specific notes on how to make the film into an R. The difference? Orgazmo was an indie release, while Team America came from Paramount Studios. The message of this story, as relayed by Stone in the documentary This Film is Not Yet Rated, is fairly simple: The MPAA is less a responsible watchdog organization keeping the country safe from sexually explicit material than it is a corrupt industry tool, keeping the fig leaf of respectability not so firmly in place.

The MPAA was a lobbying organization that first implemented its voluntary ratings system in 1968 under the auspices of Jack Valenti, a Washington insider and LBJ confidant determined to defend Hollywood from the possibility of government regulation. Valenti argued it was better for film studios to police themselves so as to avoid having political prudes come down with a modernized Hays Code. So filmmakers must present their films to the MPAA's classifications panel (whose identities are never disclosed and are only described on the MPAA's website as "a board of parents") and then, if they don't have enough industry clout or the ability/desire to cut and resubmit their film for another pass, have to live with whatever rating is passed down. As This Film points out time and again, given that NC-17 films are shown by almost no theaters and often not carried by video rental chains, it's a system where de facto censorship is carried out by a secret nongovernmental body that seems to have a real problem with sex.

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This Film Is Not Yet Rated Review


OK
When South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker made Orgazmo, a romp about a Mormon porn star, and submitted it to the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) for a rating, it came back NC-17. The filmmakers asked what they could do to get it down to an R, and they were told, brusquely, nothing. Years later they made Team America: World Police, which included a four-minute puppet-sex scene (including many shots they had no intention of using, just so they'd have something to cut out) that pushed them into forbidden territory. This time, however, they were provided scene-specific notes on how to make the film into an R. The difference? Orgazmo was an indie release, while Team America came from Paramount Studios. The message of this story, as relayed by Stone in the documentary This Film is Not Yet Rated, is fairly simple: The MPAA is less a responsible watchdog organization keeping the country safe from sexually explicit material than it is a corrupt industry tool, keeping the fig leaf of respectability not so firmly in place.

The MPAA was a lobbying organization that first implemented its voluntary ratings system in 1968 under the auspices of Jack Valenti, a Washington insider and LBJ confidant determined to defend Hollywood from the possibility of government regulation. Valenti argued it was better for film studios to police themselves so as to avoid having political prudes come down with a modernized Hays Code. So filmmakers must present their films to the MPAA's classifications panel (whose identities are never disclosed and are only described on the MPAA's website as "a board of parents") and then, if they don't have enough industry clout or the ability/desire to cut and resubmit their film for another pass, have to live with whatever rating is passed down. As This Film points out time and again, given that NC-17 films are shown by almost no theaters and often not carried by video rental chains, it's a system where de facto censorship is carried out by a secret nongovernmental body that seems to have a real problem with sex.

Continue reading: This Film Is Not Yet Rated Review

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Addicted To Fresno Trailer

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After her sister Shannon returns to Fresno, California following her stint in rehab for sex...

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