As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I’ve had to deal with some unusual attitudes in regard to movies and the seemingly arbitrary rating systems with which they may be distributed.
After doing a great deal of research and discussing the matter with other filmmakers and movie fans, I wrote an essay on the topic of movie ratings and how they are perceived by people of faith (“Mormons" in particular).
Here are some thoughts by online reviewers:
"...this book is a fascinatingly coherent, respectful and articulate look into one of the many "peculiar" aspects of [Mormonism]. The author's view is a refreshingly frank message of a self-determined judgment a[s] it pertains to appropriate content... The nature of a well-balanced film demands a certain level of polarization. In order to truly communicate beauty, love and goodness there must be a measure of ugly bitterness and evil..."
"The quality of this book is in the research. Great quotes from well-respected LDS leaders both in the church and in the film community…"