marquis de sade :
- n French soldier and writer whose descriptions of sexual perversion gave rise to the term `sadism' (1740-1814)
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- 'Blue is the Warmest Color': Can it dent the NC-17 stigma?
To say the NC-17 rating has fallen short of its ambitions is like saying the Marquis de Sade might have had a bit of a dirty mind. Launched 23 years ago with high hopes that, as a designation of explicit but sophisticated fare, it could break the porn stigma of the X, the NC-17-soon lost all credibility. These days, studio movies get chopped down so they can wriggle in under the R, or if they’re ...
Nov. 1, 2013 - Los Angeles Times