Documentary 'Bully' will have no rating rather than R after local teen's petition
An Ann Arbor teen has apparently won a victory of sorts in her efforts to get the national movie ratings agency to reclassify the documentary "Bully," the Los Angeles Times reports.
An online petition drive with nearly a half-million signatures and counting supports Katy Butler's effort to win the movie a PG-13 rating so that more teenagers would be able to see it. The MPAA has rated the movie as R because of profanity.
But Monday, the Weintstein Co., which produced the movie, said it will release the movie with no rating at all rather than live with the R, the LA Times reports. The risk in doing that is that some theaters may be unwilling to show an unrated movie.
"Bully" opens in limited release this week and is expected to expand in the coming weeks.