(NEW YORK) — After weeks of openly protesting the “R” rating of its documentary Bully, the Weinstein Company announced Thursday that the film has been given a new rating.
The distributor says the Motion Picture Association of America lowered the film’s rating to PG-13 after three uses of the “F” word were removed. The Weinstein Company stresses that a “crucial” scene in which a teenager is harassed on a bus was not edited.
The PG-13 version of Bully will be released on April 13, when the movie expands to 55 markets.
The Weinstein Company, which previously lost an appeal of the “R” rating, released an unrated version of Bully in New York City and Los Angeles last week.
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