You can’t be serious, MPAA!
A new teen comedy called G.B.F., starring Megan Mullally, Paul Iacono and Natasha Lyonne, recently got their rating after the Motion Picture Association of America reviewed the film.
It was an R! As in no one under 17 admitted without a parent or guardian!
So what, was there too much violence? Too many cuss words? Was there some highly erotic hardcore sex scene in the middle?
Nope. None of that. The only thing the director of the flick can think of is that there’s a gay kiss shown!
Darren Stein shared his frustration on Facebook after learning of his movie’s rating.
"I always thought of G.B.F. as a PG-13 movie, but we were given an R "For Sexual References" while not having a single F-bomb, hint of nudity or violence in the film. Perhaps the ratings box should more accurately read 'For Homosexual References' or 'Too Many Scenes of Gay Teens Kissing.' I look forward to a world where queer teens can express their humor and desire in a sweet, fun teen film that doesn't get tagged with a cautionary R.”
What a crying shame too! This movie looks pretty damn divine!
But the MPAA has long been accused of throwing out R ratings when any gay or lesbian content comes on the screen! It’s an unspoken rule but the makers of movies with LGBT themes have long voiced their dissatisfaction with the Rs they receive.
We’ve come a long way with showing gay characters on TV. We would hope that the movie biz brass would get onboard the acceptance train as well!
It’s 2013, people!
Ch-ch-check out the trailer for G.B.F. below!
[Image via Vertical Entertainment.]