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Why was Alien rated X in the UK? It could confuse teens about sex
Jan 22, 2013

There are a lot of gruesome moments in Ridley Scott's 1979 classic Alien, but it still seems a bit harsh that the UK film ratings board gave the flick an X rating back when it was first released. So why'd they hit the film with such a restriction? They thought it would confuse teens about how sex works. No, really.