PG-only rat­ing?

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THE cur­rent Craig McLach­lan sit­u­a­tion makes one re­alise that the fu­ture of en­ter­tain­ment as we know it is at risk of be­com­ing that of car­toons or PG-only type movies or shows.

So all of us adults should for­get about any­thing AO rated or even kiss­ing in PG shows.

Sounds ab­so­lutely silly, you say.

Well I sug­gest you think about it se­ri­ously.

The ac­tors of the fu­ture, both male and fe­male (apolo­gies to the neu­tral gen­der mi­nor­ity among us) will in­sist that the pro­duc­ers in­dem­nify them against sex­ual ha­rass­ment charges that might be forth­com­ing any­time af­ter the “event” took place.

Just a stage kiss can be con­strued as sex­ual ha­rass­ment, let alone out-and-out sex scenes that sim­u­late you know what.

There is no way that any pro­ducer would be pre­pared to guar­an­tee that sex­ual ha­rass­ment charges would never hap­pen.

The eas­i­est way to over­come the prob­lem is to pro­duce Pixar or Dis­ney car­toon-type en­ter­tain­ment.

Fail­ing that, it will see the re­birth of ’30s and ’40s type of movie-pro­duc­ing and di­rect­ing where even mar­ried cou­ples slept in sin­gle beds.

Kiss­ing will be banned, along with any form of phys­i­cal en­deav­our.

Nu­dity of any type will be banned as artists can claim bul­ly­ing by the pro­ducer or di­rec­tor made it hap­pen against their wishes un­der the threat of los­ing the role if they did not com­ply.

The pu­ri­tans among us will be do­ing hand­stands in the streets whilst us sin­ners will be lament­ing the past.

It will also see the demise of the AO DVD sec­tion in adult shops but pro­mote the un­der-counter sales of this type of mer­chan­dise.

Don’t be ridicu­lous you say?

Well I sug­gest you re­flect on how our ex­ist­ing so­cial life and ac­tiv­ity has been al­tered in re­cent times by mi­nor­ity group per­sis­tence.

Mind you, I am not down­grad­ing nor ex­cus­ing any un­ac­cept­able be­hav­iour in the McLach­lan case.

I am only sug­gest­ing how to erad­i­cate it in the fu­ture for the pro­tec­tion of all artists.

Now the next is­sue to re­solve is on-stage or screen swear­ing fol­lowed by foul lan­guage in mu­sic.

The lawyers laugh all the way to the bank. — R. HEN­DER­SON Sharon

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