Sex, violence and 'family' entertainment: An analysis of popular videos


A scene by scene content analysis was carried out with 58 'popular' videos. Ten of the videos were PG-rated, 11 were M-rated, 19 were R-rated, 15 were X-rated and three had been refused classification by the Film Censorship Board. The content analysis provided information on the amount of sex, violence and sexual violence contained in these videos. It also provided information on the explicitness/severity of the sexual and violent interactions.

A joint project by the Australian Institute of Criminology and the Attorney-General's Department.