So you’ll all probably remember a while back when I emailed the BBFC to address my concern about having recently watched a 15 with an erection in it (I had mistakenly believed it was an 18).
Well, I sent another email to them the other day because I couldn’t stop thinking about a problem that had entered my mind whilst sitting on the toilet (it was unrelated to shitting btw – it just so happened that I was doing that when I thought about it). Here’s the email (click on it to enlarge):
It’s an interesting question right? WELL IT IS TO ME.
Anyway, the helpful lot at the BBFC answered my question – here’s their response:
Thank you for your email As you know , under the Video Recordings Act (VRA) it is illegal to supply a video recording to someone under the age of the category the work is rated at. This is still the case if a work has been reclassified to a lower rating. So in a situation where older stock of a title still existed with a higher rating, the age restriction would still apply even if there was also some stock with a lower rating. I appreciate that does seem counter intuitive but such instances should be rare. Yours sincerely Joe BBFC Feedback Team
I BET YOU DIDN’T KNOW THAT. YOU LEARN SHIT ROUND HERE DON’T YOU?
THEY SHOULD FUCKING TEACH ME IN SCHOOLS.