High school student, Katy Butler is working hard to make sure every high school aged student can see a documentary about bullying, creatively named Bully.
She flew all the way to El Lay form Michigan to deliver more than 200,000 petition signatures to the Motion Picture Assn. of America urging it to change the rating of an upcoming documentary about bullying from “R” to “PG-13.”
Butler, who was bullied a ton in middle school after she came out as a lesbian, says that her age group should be allowed to see the film, cause they're the demographic that would benefit the most from seeing it.
Here's the messed up part: The MPAA board chief, Joan Graves, says he could change the message, even if he wanted to. He said:
"The R rating is not a judgment on the value of any movie. The rating simply conveys to parents that a film has elements strong enough to require careful consideration before allowing their children to view it."
UGH! That's such bull!
We urge parents to let (or force) their children see this inspiring faul-mouthed doc. It has a wonderful message ALL teens should see!