TIL the director of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) limited the quantity of onscreen gore in hopes of securing a PG rating, but the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) rated it an R.

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  1. >Hooper reportedly hoped that the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) would give the complete, uncut release print a “PG” rating due to its minimal amount of visible gore.[54][55][56] Instead, it was originally rated “X”.

    For context, at the time, there was nothing between PG and R. PG-13 was introduced in 1984.

    And just in case anyone didn’t know, X is the older name for NC-17, where you can’t have viewers under 17 years old. It was renamed because of the association with pornography.

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