27 A Mormon in the Cheap Seats: The CleanFlix Documentary

Hey, Cheap Seat readers, check out the CleanFlix documentary (DVD iTunesAmazonFacebookTwitter).

Here’s a trailer on Youtube (thanks to James).

I participated in a Mormon Matters podcast on Cleanflix (91: Cleanflix and What Its Story Reveals about Mormon Culture):

“In this episode, Cleanflix filmmakers Joshua Ligairi and Andrew James, join Mormon Matters host Dan Wotherspoon and panelists Richard Dutcher and Brent Beal for a lively discussion of these and many other aspects of this story.”

Here’s a paragraph about the documentary:

“Dozens of Utah retailers attracted unwanted attention from Hollywood heavyweights when, in the name of conservative family values, they began sanitizing films of sex, profanity, and violence. Outraged over the unauthorized editing of their work, prominent filmmakers began to speak out, thrusting the two groups into an intense legal, theoretical, and moral battle that would last six years before coming to a shocking conclusion. CLEANFLIX raises provocative questions about censorship and consumer rights as well as Mormon approaches to art and sex, as it follows the sanitized movie industry from inception to collapse–an industry born from the collision of Kate Winslet’s bare breasts in Titanic and the Mormon filmgoers who didn’t want to see them.”

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