Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Weinsteins trim a few F-words and get a PG-13 for King's Speech

The scene in which Colin Firth's King George unleashes a slew of expletives gets edited so The King's Speech can have a less-restrictive PG-13 rating instead of an R.

Weinsteins trim a few F-words and get a PG-13 for King's Speech


This just in via Variety:

An edited version of "The King's Speech" has earned a PG-13 rating from The Classification and Rating Administration, the org announced today. 

The Weinstein Company submitted the alternate version after the film received an "R" for colorful language last year. 

To read the entire story, click here.

And this is what I have to say: There are so many things that annoy me about this: The prudishness of the MPAA ratings board in the first place, and the pandering, calculating, anything-for-an-extra-buck ethos of the Weinsteins. Eff eff eff effity eff eff!



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