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MPAA Slaps Team America with R Rating

Team America Paramount's upcoming marionette comedy "Team America: World Police" has finally achieved an R rating from the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), says The Hollywood Reporter.

The R comes after a long battle between the MPAA censors and "Team America" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. The film was originally slapped with an NC-17 (aka "The Kiss of Death") because of an extended scene featuring simulated puppet sex.

Let's go over that again. "Team America" was given an NC-17 because of an extended scene featuring simulated puppet sex. Want specifics? Check out this article from Guardian Unlimited. It's a sad state of affairs.

Parker and Stone reworked the scene 10 times before the MPAA bumped the rating down to an R.

The R-rated "Team America: World Police" will be released Oct. 15. For more on this film visit our spotlight page. -- Mac Slocum

Posted by Mac on October 6, 2004 11:13 AM
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