Study Shows That Sex Doesn't Sell After All
It turns out sweet boobs aren’t as popular for film as we all thought they were. For a long time, there’s been a Hollywood bias against sex and nudity in film. Instead, Hollywood shamelessly promotes gratuitous violence, leaving the world’s most natural act by the wayside. Even so, there are times when directors think that throwing a couple of boob shots in their flicks can make extra cash. Not the case.
According to a recent study, as reported by Mediator Articles, sex does not sell when it comes to film. The study analyzed 914 movies released between 2001 and 2005, crunching the numbers in various manners including accounting for MPAA rating and budget. "Analyses of 914 films released between 2001 and 2005 indicated that sex and nudity do not, on the average, boost box office performance, earn critical acclaim or win major awards," the study states. In contrast, there seems to be a method to Hollywood’s violent madness. “Violence tends to have a positive effect on U.S. and world gross. Only the U.K. consumer seems immune to this particular content."
What I’m hoping is that this study will stop studios from releasing those really stupid UNRATED DVDs. Other than that, this doesn’t say anything about the States that we don’t already know. Violence is awesome, and sex is evil. It’s something that I’m not particularly proud of, but something that’s true nonetheless. The study found that non-US countries are unaffected by violence and sex in films, meaning that once again, foreigners are more mature than us Americans.
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