The Weinstein Co. has decided to release its docu “Bully” unrated by the MPAA on Friday after failing to obtain a PG-13 rating.
TWC filed a high-profile appeal last month to the MPAA’s decision to assign an R rating to “Bully,” from filmmaker Lee Hirsch. The distrib’s noted that because of language concerns, “Bully” could not be screened in U.S. middle and high schools.
TWC co-chairman Harvey Weinstein appealed the rating with Alex Libby, one of the bullied children in the film.
“The small amount of language in the film that’s responsible for the R rating is there because it’s real. It’s what the children who are victims of bullying face on most days,” Hirsch said in a statement. “All of our supporters see that, and we’re grateful for the support we’ve received across the board. I know the kids will come, so it’s up to the theaters to let them in.”