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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?
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17th-Aug-2005 06:09 am (UTC)
Oh, as for the breast feeding one, I'd say PG or PG-13(only by USA standards because women don't bare their breasts on a public beach and are pretty discreet when breast feeding). There is nothing sexual/violent about that picture to warrent a higher rating.

It's nothing I'd have a problem with my 11-year-old son viewing(although it might be followed by a chorus of "EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW! GROSS!")

The one that I think I might Rate NC-17 is the Arthur/Molly one you did awhile back on the different seasons of love.
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