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Friday, September 01, 2006

Banned in Boston...And Everywhere Else

This animated short was not shown for more than twenty years after the date of its production. Considering that it was at a time when movies were showing the after-effects of people being shot in the face (who could forget Scarlett O'Hara's disposal of the Union soldier in Gone with the Wind?), that this was banned shows how under the rule of the Hays Code the American film industry was so timid in portraying sexuality, particularly the feminine kind, in contrast with violence. To this day there is a notably similar discrepancy between the treatment of the two subjects as far as the industry-controlled MPAA film rating system is concerned.


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