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