'G.B.F.' Slapped With 'R' Rating for Being Too Gay

By: Brodie Scott
12.21.2013

The Motion Picture Association of America thinks the new gay teen comedy G.B.F. is way too racy for the youngins. The film has been slapped with an R-rating from the organization, despite not having the usual elements that qualify such a strict rating, such as nudity or gratuitous violence.

The movie's director Darren Stein (Jawbreaker) took to Facebook to critique the MPAA's decision:

"I always thought of G.B.F. as a PG-13 movie, but we were given an R 'For Sexual References' while not having a single F-bomb, hint of nudity or violence in the film. Perhaps the ratings box should more accurately read "For Homosexual References" or 'Too Many Scenes of Gay Teens Kissing.' I look forward to a world where queer teens can express their humor and desire in a sweet, fun teen film that doesn't get tagged with a cautionary R."

Perhaps Stein should follow in The Weinstein Company's footsteps and release G.B.F. unrated, like Bully was in 2012.

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