VIdAngel has developed our Filtering Guidelines based on data and research to give you the best filtering options, while still preserving as much of the movie as possible. We appreciate the artistry that goes into each and every movie and we try our best to ensure the plot and the storyline remain as close to what the creators intended, even with filters.
Here are some of the guidelines our taggers use when creating filters for VidAngel:
- The word g*dd*mn can be filtered under both profanity and blasphemy. Each filter covers the entire phrase.
- "FU" is tagged as the abbreviation.
- The word "mofo" is tagged as the f-word.
- Words such as screw, douche (douchebag), prick, cunt, twat, sk*nk, d*ck, c*ck, p*ssy, etc. have a profanity filter. If used in a sexual way, then it has a another filter also under Sexual Reference.
- Hell, when not used as a profanity, such as when talking about Heaven and Hell, does not have a filter
- G/PG: "BS" is tagged as childish/crude.
- We do not offer filters for the words God, Jesus, etc when not used in a derogatory manner.
- G/PG: OMG is tagged as childish/crude.
- Darn, Heck, Shoot, Heaven's Sake, Lands Sake and What The (no profanity intended) do not have filters
- G/PG: Things you would not want your 3-year-old to repeat/mimic.
- PG-13/TV-14/R/TV-MA: The words crap, friggin' or frickin' are not tagged.
CAPTIONS WITH PROFANITY:
- Captions with profanity will filter what is on the screen. The spoken profanity is included.
- Behaviors with action or sexual undertones enticing or implying sexual intent.
- Any signs for sex such as adult stores or movie theaters, etc..
- Men or women ogling, gawking, staring lustfully or whistling at another person.
IMPLIED, NOT SHOWN:
- When sex happens off screen, or it is immediately before/after
SHOWN W/O NUDITY:
- Sex with a discreet camera angle, under bed sheets, etc.
SHOWN WITH NUDITY:
- Sex shown with any body part that would normally be covered by a bikini or Speedo.
- Rape, attempted rape, bestiality, etc. and references to rape or molestation
- If the scene contains Nudity or Immodesty, it will also have filters for those.
NUDITY (W/O SEX):
- Skinny dipping, bathing, flashing, mooning, etc.
STATUES AND PAINTINGS:
- Art, statues, mannequins, drawings, stained glass, reliefs, etc.
- They are not wearing clothing but private areas are not shown.
FEMALE and MALE NUDITY:
- Any body part that would be covered by a bikini or speedo.
Immodesty includes top of the butt crack, buttocks curves or close-ups, revealing cleavage, chest shots (even if clothed), and very short mini skirts or shorts (that reveal buttocks).
- Bikinis and revealing one-piece swimsuits.
- We do not have filters for backless dresses unless they are low enough to show their butt crack.
- For period pieces, or when immodesty is prevalent throughout, VidAngel used data and research to determine the level / number of immodesty filters offered.
- G/PG: Cheerleading or ballerina outfit when panties or undershorts (that look like underwear) are visible
- Formfitting underwear, briefs and swimsuits (Speedo).
- We do not offer filters for shirtless men unless it is sexual suggestive.
- lip to lip kissing
- Platonic kisses on the hand, cheek or forehead, in greeting do not have filters.
French kissing, making out, or sensually kissing parts of the body.
- Violence with no blood
- G/PG: Intentional aggression or terror, people hanging from moving vehicles, helicopters, ledges, etc. (not injured), a knife being held to someone's throat.
- Violence with blood
- Gore, bloody guts, and bloody severed body parts
- Also includes any type of weapons/bullets that cause excessive graphic splatter, shattered skulls, brain matter, etc.
ALCOHOL OR DRUG USE
- Underage talk about smoking and alcohol that goes into detail is promoting use.
- Handling is not tagged unless underaged.
- G/PG/PG-13/TV-14: Consumption only.
- R-RATED/TV-MA: We do not tag alcohol and tobacco.
- G/PG/PG-13/TV-14: All consumption of illegal drugs and underage drinking/smoking
- R-RATED/TV-MA: Consumption only.