The Weinstein Co. plans to appeal the MPAA’s decision to assign an R rating to its upcoming docu “Bully,” from filmmaker Lee Hirsch.
TWC said the R rating was assigned on the basis of “some language.” “As a result, ‘Bully’ could not be screened in U.S. middle and high schools, where it might otherwise reach a mass national audience of students and be used as a tool to stop an epidemic of physical, psychological and emotional violence,” the company said.
TWC co-chairman Harvey Weinstein will appeal the rating at the MPAA’s Sherman Oaks screening room on Thursday. He’ll be joined by Alex Libby, one of the bullied children in the film.
“Bully” is set for release on March 30.