The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) wants to regulate streaming sites like Netflix to make sure that they follow Philippine law. MTRCB's legal affairs division chief, Jonathan Presquito, told a hearing of the Senate Committee on Trade, Commerce and Entrepreneurship, "We have to ensure that those materials being shown on those platforms are compliant with MTRCB laws. We don't want that kind of review. We want an environment of growth. Let's allow streaming services to flourish, but how do we find the balance?"
ICYDK: Each movie and TV show on Netflix has a "maturity rating," which are decided on by either Netflix or a local standards organization. Maturity ratings are determined "by the frequency and impact of mature content in a TV show or movie."
MTRCB chairperson Rachel Arenas told Teleradyo, "It's not to curtail their freedom, it's actually to empower our viewers especially now yung mga tao karamihan (majority) are working from home. In fairness [to] them, they're willing to collaborate and cooperate with us...They agreed naman that they're going to look at our guidelines and I assured them that we're not going to give you a hard time."
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In the Philippines, these are the following maturity ratings:
- Little kids: ALL, 7+
- Teens: 13+
- Adult: 16+, 18+
While there has been no decision yet, we can already think of a few super steamy, R-18 movies that might cause some debates.
Starring: Michele Morrone, Anna-Maria Sieklucka
365 Days (or 365 DNI) caused quite the stir on the Internet when it appeared on Netflix—and with good reason. Based on a novel, the story follows a young woman named Laura Biel who is kidnaped by the leader of the Sicilian Mafia family, Massimo Torricelli. He tells her to give him 365 days to make her fall in love with him. And while you can probably already guess what happens; but what you may not anticipate are the nkklk sex scenes in this movie. Scaachi Koul of BuzzFeed News said it best, "Did I ever think I would live to see the day where “[slurping]” was a frequently used subtitle on a Netflix movie, available to anyone to watch in broad daylight? I did not!!!"
Fifty Shades Freed
Starring: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan
There was no way we were going to write this article without including at least *one* Fifty Shades movie. Another book-to-movie adaptation, Fifty Shades Freed is the final installment in the film trilogy. Anastasia and Christian Grey's post-marital bliss is interrupted by unexpected threats in their relationship. Still, they are newlyweds, so the movie is not without the *intimate* scenes we all love (and secretly rewatch).
Sex and The City: The Movie
Starring: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis
Though tamer than the first two films on this list, anyone who grew up watching Sex and the City knows how *hot* some scenes can be. Four years after the series ended, the movie was released: We see how Carrie, Miranda, Samantha, and Charlotte are living their New York City dreams, but of course, drama still follows them around. The good news is that they're still as open and honest about everything under the sun—especially when it comes to their sex lives.
That Awkward Moment
Starring: Zac Efron, Michael B. Jordan, Miles Teller, Imogen Poots
We're calling it: Every single person who grew up loving Zac Efron in High School Musical watched this movie. Best friends Jason, Daniel, and Mikey make a pact to avoid commitments and celebrate singlehood by partying all over the city and enjoying casual hookups. But the heart wants what the heart wants: They all secretly get into serious relationships—and hide it from one another.
Starring: Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Seann William Scott, Chris Klein, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Tara Reid, Mena Suvari
"This one time, at bad camp..." has got to be one of the most *iconic* lines in comedy history. And anyone who's ever seen American Pie, which has gained a cult following, can't look at an apple pie without feeling a mix of joy and disgust. It's about a group of guys who are willing to do just about anything to lose their virginities before prom night. (Also, we checked, and there are around five other American Pie movies on Netflix.)
Starring: Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel
When Annie and Jay first met, they couldn't keep their hands off each other. But 10 years of marriage and two children can sort of make you forget all that. In an effort to reignite the magic in the bedroom, they decide to record themselves having sex in multiplie positions. (The montage is pretty long, you guys.) Unfortunately, technology isn't on their side and the video gets sent to several synced devices.