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Art ratings? 
17th-Aug-2005 07:15 pm
Owl totem
A question - particularly for my fellow artists, but I'm interested to hear everybody's opinion.

The ratings that are gernerally ascribed to fanfiction - G through to NC17 - do you think the same standards should apply to art? Or should they be higher because it is a visual medium?

I ask because the picture in my icon - the full version of which you can see here - Passionate Ron/Hermione, was just labelled NC17 in a forum and, I'm sorry, but I would never have classed that pic NC17. Yes, it's suggestive, but that's it. There is no cock to be seen, no sexual act in progress, not even a breast.

Personally, I'd have rated it M (15+), just to be on the safe side. Am I too liberal? I mean, my kids have all seen this, and they range in age from 15 down to just-turned-9. They weren't horrified or traumatised by it. And, to counterpoint, none of them have seen the 'quickie' slash drawing I did for shocolate the other day, because I know that would squick them, and that one I do regard as NC17.

So what's the consensus? Would you rate this painting NC17?

And, out of interest, what would you rate this one while we're at it?
Comments 
17th-Aug-2005 03:54 am (UTC)
*twtitch* NC-17? HAHAHAH
Umm no, I've seen just as much in an Z-men comic, seriosyly, I think it's PG-13, not even R.

They suggestion of a coming sexual act is there, but the picture does not depict it and Hermione is covered more than half the woman I see in comics.

*maybe* R because technically Hermione has no top on, but in the US, that implies no one under 17 can see that without a parent and I jsut don't feel it's that bad or that harmful in content and suggestion.

but ummm NC-17, nononono, that rating is reserved for exposed genitalia, not even jsut for exposed breasts. An exposed breast is just R.

As for the second picture . . . I'm extremely liberal here but PG.
Seriously, the breast is not used in a sexual manner in the picture so there is no reason to rate it as though it were this scary thing that your children can't know about.
But my mom is about to become (Hopefully) the vice president of Lamaz so I'm very very very liberal when it comes to breastfeeding babies ^^;;

It drives me niuts to see people try and rate breastfeeding pictures as though it were somethign dirty and sexual -_- Too many guys just can't see past boobs=sex IMHO.
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