Anti-Bullying Film Given R-Rating, Preventing Kids from Seeing ItCarolyn Castiglia
The film BULLY is set to release March 30th in theatres. The film has been given an R-rating, which will prevent the young people who need to see it most from seeing it without an adult. On February 23rd Harvey Weinstein and Alex Libby, one of the featured subjects from the film, attended a hearing with the Motion Picture Association of America’s rating board to appeal the film’s R-rating.
The R-rating was upheld due to language, “which will in effect ban screenings at U.S. middle and high schools, where Weinstein and the filmmakers want to show it,” according to director Lee Hirsch. Hirsch says, “We have a responsibility to the more than 13 million youth who are bullied every year in the US to make available this transformative story, their story.”
Check out the incredibly moving trailer for BULLY, and then follow the link below to sign the petition to overturn the R-rating: