Bully received an R rating from the MPAA for “some language.”
If The Weinstein Company makes good on its threat to set aside the rating system, NATO’s President and CEO John Fithian said in a statement, “I will have no choice but to encourage my theater owner members to treat unrated movies from The Weinstein Company in the same manner as they treat unrated movies from anyone else.”
The would mean branding Bully an NC-17 movie, prohibiting anyone under the age of 18 from viewing it.
Responding with its own statement, The Weinstein Company called the treatment of Bully as an NC-17 film “unconscionable, not to mention unreasonable.”
This does not have NEAR ENOUGH notes. I cried within the first 10 seconds of watching this trailer. And then continued to bawl like a baby for the rest of it. Kudos to the Weinstein Company for taking a stand on this.
The MPAA is, once again, on the wrong side of every issue. I just put on a hat so I could take it off for the Weinstein Company.
“Kids will be kids, boys will be boys, they’re just cruel at this age.”
FUCK. YOU. IN. YOUR. EYE. Be the tall one. Teach those kids to be different.