Saturday, March 17, 2012


Still from Bully Trailer
The problem is real. Bully from Director Lee Hirsch, follows the lives of five Students from Texas, Mississippi, Georgia, Iowa and Oklahoma, who face bullying on a daily basis at School. Already dealing with controversial subject matter, the acclaimed Documentary also is raising eyebrows in the U.S. with its R rating by the Motion Picture Association of America, meaning Children under the age of 17 won't be allowed to see it due to the amount of foul language heard in the Film.  This in effect, defeats its intention to educate the Public on the Matter.

MPAA Chairman Chris Dodd said last week after a post-Screening Debate in Washington, that he is committed to working around the Red Tape surrounding Bully's release. Dodd says, "One, they don't have to be rated. My hope is we can find some way to work through this", meaning that the Documentary could be released in the U.S. without a rating altogether.  Stars like Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep and Tommy Hilfiger have all joined the Cause, signing a Petition supporting Bully after the MPAA had decided its original rating. Fortunately in Canada, the Documentary in Canada is rated PG-13.

Anyone who goes out of their way to make you uncomfortable whether it be attending School or doing your Work is a Bully and nobody should be subject to this. We can make a difference and I'm excited to see what insights this Film has to offer us.

 Alliance Films releases Bully in Canada on Friday, April 6, 2012.

Watch the Trailer in full below:

(Photo/video credit: Alliance Films)