Docta Phreak wrote:
Another thing I found a bit problematic had to do with the viewings room. I've attended the Iron Butt Challenge for the last three years. Every year (this one was no exception) at least one of the films has had a nude/sex scene. If this kind of stuff is going to be in the films, the event should be 18+, or at very least, someone should announce that the film is not appropriate for kids. I realize that the Iron Butt Challenge is not the most family-friendly environment to begin with - considering the things the audience yells - but I think the things audience members say is on a different level than what's actually being shown on film. I don't know if the person on this forum who mentioned someone in the viewings room cursing was talking about me or not. However, if so, I still feel that cursing is not as objectionable as actual on screen porn.
We do know that the Iron Butt Challenge is not meant for younger viewers, and we have mentioned many times over the years that the Iron Butt is not meant for children. There is at least one staff member (often more) in the room, or observational monitor at all times. If for some reason a younger viewer did get in, we are to warn them and the adults they are with that this is meant for older viewers. However by law as long as they are attended by an adult and/or legal consented guardian (which most children are in the convention) we have no say in keeping them out, only to warn them. And thus far, we have had no problems with young viewers as the general audience knows better.
On the other topics I don't know about any swearing, but we did check in every 15 minutes this year, if some one was being rude at the wrong viewing we would have warned them. I know nothing about this happening to be honest. However with this mention of "porn" in our Iron Butt. Everything we had shown so far is no higher ratted then R for late night and Iron Butt, that includes DeathStalker III. At worst silhouettes from the hips up, or a quick shot of toplessness but NEVER have we shown anything truly pornographic in our viewing rooms. And in fact last year I'm fairly sure we had no "nude" or "love" scenes at all in the Iron Butt so I'm not sure where you are getting that from. Aside from that, thanks for your input.