There’s the rational side of my brain that keeps saying “Katie, keep going. Keep on keepin’ on and finish that pilot.”
and then there’s the other half that’s all:
As many of you saw yesterday, the MPAA decided to give the upcoming documentary “Bully” an R rating for “some language,” language which is regular vernacular among youth anyways. It is disgusting and unacceptable that one group of ignorant people have the power to censor a film from the audience it is most important to.
On February 23rd Harvey Weinstein and Alex Libby, one of the featured subjects from the film BULLY attended a hearing with the Motion Picture Association of America’s (MPAA) rating board to appeal the film’s R-rating.
The R-rating was upheld due to language, essentially banning minors under 17 from seeing the film about the effects of school bullying unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.
That would in effect ban screenings at U.S. middle and high schools, where Weinstein and the filmmakers want to show it.
The film is set for a March 30 release in theaters. Without a serious reversal of this rating, the film will not be permitted to be shown to students and school children across the country.
We have a responsibility to the more than 13 million youth who are bullied every year in the US to make available this transformative, relevant film.
Join us. Sign this petition to overrule the R-rating.
Please take a minute to sign the petition below
Hi, I’m the MPAA Ratings Commission.
I like to make seemingly arbitrary and destructive decisions when it comes to rating your film in order to enforce my bullshit antiquated moral agenda.
The reason you never see my face is because I have the spine of a jelly fish and much like a schoolyard bully, I am only comfortable when part of a larger group or under the guise of anonymity. And it helps to know that no matter what I do, people are too afraid to go against me.
/come at me, bro.
THIS IS IMPORTANT.
Quote from and ONTD commenter:
Ridiculous. By slapping an R-rating on this movie the MPAA basically admitted that the bullying is something that shouldn’t be seen by minors in movies. Except it’s a reality for these children.