Sex and violence: only one is OK for public consumption
Slate has an interesting audio piece (which ran on NPR) about how there is less and less sexual nudity in Hollywood movies. The interviewee claims that this is largely because:
- Hollywood studios don’t make money on theater ticket sales, they make money on DVD sales and TV licensing
- There’s no nudity on network TV
- Wal-Mart won’t stock DVDs with explicit sexual content
The interesting thing is, the interviee claims that Wal-Mart will happily stock movies with explicit violence, like, say, “Kill Bill”.