Canadian censor board gives Bully doc an all-ages PG rating


11 Responses to “Canadian censor board gives Bully doc an all-ages PG rating”

  1. eh1eh says:

    Come to Canada. We still have most of our constitutional freedoms intact.

    • Hakuin says:

       der Harpenfuhrer takes der note of dat und vill zoon make “corrrrections”…. ja?

      • retepslluerb says:

        Man, it must be really hard to stomach that today’s fascists speak English as their native language.

    • Brainspore says:

      Technically the MPAA is a non-governmental organization that has no legal authority to stop anyone from making or distributing a movie. (Note I said “technically,” in practice they can get theaters blacklisted from mainstream movie distribution.) That makes it kind of tricky to get them on issues of Constitutionality.

      • Hakuin says:

         so RICO applies?

        • Brainspore says:

          Interesting legal strategy, probably worth a shot.

          • Hakuin says:

            from RICO wiki: 

            On August 31, 2010, eleven defendants were indicted on RICO charges for allegedly assisting AccessHealthSource, a local health care provider, in obtaining and maintaining lucrative contracts with local and state government entities in the city of El Paso, Texas, “through bribery of and kickbacks to elected officials or himself and others, extortion under color of authority, fraudulent schemes and artifices, false pretenses, promises and representations and deprivation of the right of citizens to the honest services of their elected local officials” (see indictment).[41]

            Now, their spokesmouth is on record threatening to stop bribing the government if they don’t get their own way, and the “under color of authority ” thing ought to cover how they have been raping indie film producers while giving big studios a complete bye.

            Too bad America has a legal system and no justice system at all.

  2. Steve Pan says:

    As a private organization, the MPAA’s job is literally not doing what they say they do and classify films for appropriate ages, but to ensure that the government gets off their back and doesn’t do it themselves. As such, violence is okay given how violent our society is but sexuality is dangerous. Female sexuality doubly so. And the MPAA doesn’t feel like it’s their job to do anything but reinforce these societal biases since they don’t want to rock the boat at all.

  3. WillieNelsonMandela says:

    Kids of all ages in the US can watch it. It isn’t rated NC-17. An R rating means they are allowed to watch it with an adult.

    • Brainspore says:

      They can’t watch it by themselves or with friends. They CAN buy tickets to see “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance” or the latest Tyler Perry offering, however.

  4. Paul Renault says:

    I’m astounded that BC *still* has a Censor Board.   I thought those had all been done away with, years ago.

    Clicks link…performs a Google search…hmmm…it’s actually called Consumer Protection B.C.

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