Rocker and director Rob Zombie is running afoul of national ratings body, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), who, after reviewing two cuts of his latest flick 31, refuse to give it anything lower than an NC-17 rating.

MPAA Refuses To Grant ‘R’ Rating To Rob Zombie’s New Film ’31’

“Well, after two tries through the MPAA, our rating on 31 remains NC-17,” Zombie commented. “Maybe three is the charm to get an R rating. Why R, you ask? Well, because your local theater will not show an NC-17. Even though you are a f***ing adult… Things much be censored for your enjoyment.”

While NC-17 is an official rating, unlike “X” which is usually reserved for pornography, many theaters refuse to play NC-17 films.

The MPAA have said the current cut of 31 features “sadistic graphic violence, bizarre sexuality/nudity, pervasive disturbing images and some strong language.”

The film is scheduled to premiere in January at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, followed by a theatrical release in February or March.

Check out a behind-the-scenes clip from the film below.

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