Eli Roth on the MPAA: "They're not bad guys."
10.23.07 by REELZ
Not every filmmaker despises the MPAA, it seems. Making the press rounds in support of the DVD release of Hostel Part II, director Eli Roth stopped by the ReelzChannel studio last week for an illuminating chat in which he discussed, among other things, his true feelings about those infamous arbiters of film ratings.
"Here's the big myth about the MPAA: They're not bad guys," the 'torture porn' auteur revealed to Errol Barnett of Dailies. "They're great and I love them. I've had such a great experience with the MPAA."
"Nobody sees it from my perspective," Roth added. "The MPAA is like, 'Look, we get it. It's Hostel II; it's not Happy Feet II. We know that when people go to see this, they want to see the gore. We're gonna try and get as much of it through as possible, but here's areas where we know parents are gonna freak out.'"
Apparently, "graphic severing of male genitalia" isn't one of those areas.
Finally, someone's looking out for the children.