A woman approached me this morning with a DVD in her hand. The film was THE WOLF OF WALL STREET and she placed it in front of me before expressing her concern. She said "We hired this last night and we were very shocked. We wanted to make sure that you have classified it as R-rated on your shelf because it really should be". I smiled and tapped my finger onto the abundantly obvious R rating on the case she had hired. I said to her "Yep, it sure is" to which she replied with a sigh of relief "Phew. That's good because I was going to ask you to change it to R".
Hmm. I would have thought that someone who was so easily offended would check a classification of a film before hiring it to begin with (I sure as hell am well aware of the ratings of ALL movies I watch, even if I couldn't care less) and furthermore at the point of being offended at home I would have picked up the case to clarify and ease my mind before asking the guy at the point of return. Not to mention to generic R18+ warning that is displayed on the screen before the film begins. In this case it states R18+ Restricted. High impact sex scenes and drug use.
Oh and of course I can just change the rating of a film with a simple switch of stickers. Yeah why not? It's not like we have a national classification board who determine such things.