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Sex at the Movies?

Sex at the Movies?

By Boris Mann on April 5, 2004 - 7:05pm

Since I've got two separate stories staring me in the face, I thought I'd point to them both.

First is, which pretty much just summarizes the story without much in the way of comment:

From today's London Daily Telegraph, a story by Elizabeth Day: Films containing explicit sex or nudity do much worse at the box office, earning nearly 40 per cent less on average than more wholesome movies.VanRamblings (Raymond Tomlin): No sex - we're movie goers

Darren Barefoot, on the other hand, rips a strip off the CFTC:

It's an idiotically obvious conclusion for the surveying company to draw, and the CFTC masquerades these 'facts' as an argument against sex in cinema. Notably, the survey only covers the last three years.Darren Barefoot: Sex Doesn't Sell?

Dissenting voices in the media! Isn't this 1,000,000 voice channel of the Internet great?

Submitted by Anonymous on April 6, 2004 - 4:31pm.

takes box office receipts and simplistically treats them as popularity rankings, which is misleading in numerous ways. It ignores factors such as marketing budget, number of screens, rating, stars, quality of movie... etc. Any decent statistician would have normalized for variables.

Submitted by Boris Mann on April 6, 2004 - 11:40pm.

"Lies, damn lies, and statistics". Maybe we want more s3x in movies? I mean in Europe, TV commercials are (what would be considered) p0rnographic here.


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