Bully director Lee Hirsch agrees with Harvey Weinstein's decision to release his documentary as unrated.
After much debate, the Weinstein Co. made the harsh decision of keeping the film unrated in order to send the MPAA a message.
At the movie's premiere, Hirsch had this to say:
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We are soooo 100% behind this!
Harvey Weinstein is pulling out the big guns, threatening to take legal action against the MPAA over their decision to give the documentary Bully an 'R' rating.
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Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp have joined forces with AMC Entertainment CEO Gerry Lopez to fight against the 'R' rating that was given to the powerful documentary Bully.
Lopez criticized the decision, noting that violence and sex are more subjective, adding:
"To automatically default Bully is a mistake. Automatic default to a rating … is a mistake. The message, the movie and its social relevance defy that kind of formulaic, conventional thinking. AMC will show this movie, and we invite our guests to engage in the dialogue its relevant message will inevitably provoke."
Yes, yes, yes! There needs to be even more support for this movie so there can be a wider audience!!!! Come on, MPAA!!
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Now even more teens will get to see this movie WOOHOO!!!
As we previously discussed, Perks of Being a Wallflower initially received an R rating from the MPAA for "teen drug and alcohol use, and some sexual references."
Like most movie studios do in this situation, Lionsgate appealed the rating. …and they WON!!! Emma Watson's new movie now has that golden PG-13 seal which means more audiences and MORE MONEY!!!
Hmm we wonder what they had to sacrifice to get this rating though…
Either way! Are U gonna see it!?!
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Uh Oh!!! Not exactly what the movie execs like to hear!!
If a film gets an R rating, less people can enjoy its amazingness. Less people means less money…obviously…
So now that Emma Watson's Perks of Being A Wallflower has received the oh so dangerous rating, they're appealing the MPAA decision.
Summit definitely wants a PG-13 and since the film isn't due until later this year, they've got time.
But hey, even if it doesn't work out, at least they can be a badass at the box office, LOL!
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Not cool, Hollywood!
Last we heard about the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), Jon Stewart was SLAMMING its sponsors for being totally uninformed!
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Why did they have to do this?! WHY?!
According to Breaking Dawn director Bill Condon, in order for him to secure a PG-13 rating on the flick from the MPAA, the much-anticipated sex scene between Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart had to be edited down - all because of some serious thrusting!
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