It appears that the MPAA has once again proven that they should simply not be the governing body that controls who sees movies and who doesn’t. The Weinstein Co. has appealed the R rating given to it’s new documentary Bully, for some bad language. This comes as a shock, as the film is geared toward teenagers that are dealing with bullies in their school. Director Lee Hirsch said the following after hearing the news:
“I made Bully for kids to see — the bullies as well as the bullied. We have to change hearts and minds in order to stop this epidemic, which has scarred countless lives and driven many children to suicide. To capture the stark reality of bullying, we had to capture the way kids act and speak in their everyday lives — and the fact is that kids use profanity.”
“It is heartbreaking that the MPAA, in adhering to a strict limit on certain words, would end up keeping this film from those who need to see it most,” the director continued. “No one could make this case more powerfully than Alex Libby, and I am so proud and honored that he is stepping forward to make a personal appeal.”
Way to not have a soul MPAA.