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"For the last three decades many Americans have puzzled over a system that gives an R to a movie in which a women is carved up by a chainsaw and an NC-17 to one that shows a woman sexually pleasured. From such ratings one might conclude that sexual violence against women is OK for American teenagers to see, but that they must be 18 to see consensual sex. What message does this send to the kids the MPAA presumably means to protect?"

Carrie Rickey

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“You have to question a cinematic culture which preaches artistic expression, and yet would support a decision that is clearly a product of a patriarchy-dominant society, which tries to control how women are depicted on screen. The MPAA is okay supporting scenes that portray women in scenarios of sexual torture and violence for entertainment purposes, but they are trying to force us to look away from a scene that shows a woman in a sexual scenario which is both complicit and complex. It’s misogynistic in nature to try and control a woman’s sexual presentation of self. I consider this an issue that is bigger than this film.”

-Ryan Gosling on the controversy around the rating of his film ‘Blue Valentine’

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“I have no good reason to be taking ballet lessons. Everyone’s good except for me. There are these two seven year old girls who sit next me and do the bar work and they just look at me like they hate me.”

Ryan Gosling & Nicolas Winding Refn (Director of Drive)

Ryan Gosling & Nicolas Winding Refn (Director of Drive)

Entertainment Weekly’s entertainers of the year 2011: Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling in Drive (2011)