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Fahrenheit 9/11 Loses Appeal, R Rating Remains

The Hollywood Reporter says the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) on Tuesday denied a ratings appeal by distributors of "Fahrenheit 9/11." In turn, Michael Moore's controversial documentary will be released on 868 screens this Friday with an R rating.

The Reporter says the R was attached to "Fahrenheit" because of "violent and disturbing images" and repeated use of the word "motherfucker" by a soldier seen in the film.

The distributors of "Fahrenheit" sought a PG-13 rating. The R -- assuming it's enforced by theaters -- means that people under 17 can only see the film with an accompanying parent or adult guardian. If this parent or guardian repeatedly uses the word "motherfucker," that's fine.

And in related "Fahrenheit" news, Michael Moore's official site has posted a "Fahrenheit 9/11" trailer and poster (above right).

For more "Fahrenheit 9/11" stuff check out our spotlight page. -- Mac Slocum

Posted by Mac on June 23, 2004 11:25 AM
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