Star studded investigation into the American film censorship board's notoriously secretive methods of rating films. Documentary filmmaker Kirkby Dick reveals the hypocrisy of film censors: their notoriously contradictive attitudes towards onscreen depictions of violence and sex. Archival footage and interviews with a wealth of primarily independent film directors provide a convincing picture of a system rotting from the inside yet unwilling to hear of any improvement or change. By turns angry, hilarious and outspoken, this film asks whether Hollywood movies and independent movies are rated equally for comparable content and whether sexual content in gay-themed films is given harsher treatment than similar heterosexual themes. The film is, at heart, a plea for transparency at the very least.