As Hollywood studios increasingly tailor their movies to serve Chinese audiences, it can affect the content of the movies we watch here in North America.
The Chinese market does not have a film rating system. That means that all films shown in the country have to be approved for a general audience.
“Excessive sex or violence or drugs, anything that might be objectionable for children to watch can’t be included in a film for a general release,” Kokas says. “So that, by definition, changes the … content for films that are going to be made.”