From the Weinstein Company
Bully is a documentary that stresses how devastating bullying can often be. Produced by the Weinstein Company, Bully features interviews of families who’s child have committed suicide, and other kids who are no stranger to bullying. Apparently the MPAA in all it’s wisdom say fit to give the film a ‘R’ rating because of strong language. That rating prevents the film from being seen from who would benefit it the most. A documentary for about kids, for kids, can’t be shown to- you guessed it- kids. Teacher’s can’t use it as a tool to show bullies how harmful their actions can really be, and kids who are being bullied and thinking about committing suicide may not see how much their decision will affect their whole family.
If after watching the trailer you’re angry, frustrated, and confused as to why Bully would get an ‘R’ rating when so many other movies with grotesque amounts of blood, guts, violence, and foul language are rated ‘PG-13′, you are not alone.
Trailer and statement from Weinstein after the jump.