The term “X-rated” as used in the entertainment industry is a certification given to movies with mature themes for audiences over the age of seventeen or eighteen. Such films deemed to have graphic sex, violence and rude language as its content. The over usage of this rating had negative effects on some films. Due to its X-rating, some good movies were not seen by large audiences even though they had only minimum sequences of such concern. All pornographic films were also X-rated and this was also a reason to turn audiences away from X-rated films.

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