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Wed Mar 28, 2012, 05:52 PM

AMC Theaters to Screen Bully with Parental Permission - Angers Parents Television Council

It was announced earlier this week that Bully, The Weinstein Company’s (TWC) controversial documentary that the MPAA slapped with an R rating over six swear words will be released in theaters in its uncut, original form as unrated on March 30, according to Entertainment Weekly.

Now, AMC theaters has vowed to release the film unrated but with the caveat that teens can gain entrance to the film with a permission slip from parents, a move that has angered the Parents Television Council (PTC), as AMC’s decision flies in the face of major theater chains’ policy to not screen films that the MPAA has not rated, EW reported Tuesday.

“AMC will be presenting Bully…as not rated,” said the theater-chain in a statement, according to EW. “Guests younger than 17 can see the film if they are accompanied by a parent or adult guardian, or if they present a signed parental permission slip.”

While AMC’s decision to screen the film involves teens obtaining parental permission it was not enough to keep the PTC from getting involved. The PTC released a statement asserting that, “This move (of AMC's), regardless of intentions, sets a precedent that threatens to derail the entire ratings system.”

http://www.shewired.com/box-office/2012/03/28/amc-theaters-screen-bully-parental-permission-angers-parents-television

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William769 Mar 2012 OP
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Response to William769 (Original post)

Wed Mar 28, 2012, 06:16 PM

1. Pfft- Yeah right, PTC. I don't believe that's why you're mad for a second...

I'm convinced groups such as the PTC hate this movie because they feel that children and teens should be allowed to bully as many gay people as they want to.

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Response to richmwill (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 29, 2012, 12:17 AM

5. yep -- they think anti-bullying measures are designed to persecute christians

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Response to William769 (Original post)

Wed Mar 28, 2012, 06:36 PM

2. Could derail the entire ratings system? GOOD!

Its fucking ridiculous as it is, a bunch of prim old school marms getting weak-kneed over cussing but beheadings and gratutitous violence doesn't bother them in the least.

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Response to William769 (Original post)

Wed Mar 28, 2012, 08:44 PM

3. I hope it does derail it- it's fucked

Ever seen "This Film Is Not Yet Rated?"

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Response to William769 (Original post)

Wed Mar 28, 2012, 09:01 PM

4. Aww poor babies... The PTC are losing control of the precious ratings system.

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