Trailer for the upcoming documentary “Bully”, which will be released on March 30th.
I heard there was a lot of controversy over this movie being rated R because kids need to see this movie so they petitioned for it to be changed to PG-13. Anyone know what happened?
^Yes: The MPA rated it R due to “Language”. When a film has five or more expletives, it is beyond the PG-13 rating and becomes R-rated. “Bully” producers got into a huge argument with the MPA over this, after which the MPA has threatened to give the movie an NC-17 rating instead (which, if you’re unfamiliar, means that kids and teens are completely banned from seeing it—with or without adult accompaniment). The producers responded by basically saying, “Well, fine, then we’ll just call it Unrated” — and presently there’s a huge fuss going on between them, but this is all the public knows of it so far.
I know I’m going to cry so hard my whole face will swell like a cabbage. Seriously.
I also hope they do a segment on children on colour being bullied. Because that’s a big issue too. I remember being bullied by my OWN race, to the point where I wanted to kill myself all because they thought I acted “white”. Another story for another day though.
This is an underrated threat to children/teenagers all over the world, especially those that already live in homes infested with negativity. Many parents feel helpless or are ignorant of the severity bullying can have on the ego of our youth and I’m thankful this film has even been made. Since it’s not going to make its’ way to anyone under the age of 18, (those who need to see it the most) I think we should reblog the hell out of this until suicides rates among teens/children decrease.