'Bully' removes profanity for PG-13 rating
- Duration 4:57
- Date Apr 7, 2012
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Parents please listen to this next -- controversies.
Swirling around the documentary bully for weeks.
Because it was given an.
Now thanks so petition a 500000 signatures that rating has been changed to -- PG thirteen.
The film exposes the torture the children across the country -- door every day at the hands of their peers.
He's not -- if -- that I've been on its -- just ask his goal.
Kids a home run his worthless and go I guess and I -- again.
-- -- -- -- -- -- Is the director of that film called bully Lee Hirsch and two of the film's subjects that you just saw.
Alex Libby and David Long welcome to all of you -- it.
I watched the film last night it is incredibly powerful.
Why a leading -- want to make a film about bullying.
I was -- as a kid.
And you carry that you carry that memory you carry the scars of that and particularly -- felt that -- that inability to communicate what happens.
And get that support and so.
As a -- you -- -- -- -- you can connect to the that you have that love for that you care Bowden and the film is really about giving voice it was about giving voice to kids should go through this.
-- adults have gone through it you know I think there's such a big national conversation to be had just by letting people talk about it and connect to those memories or what's happening.
In the moments cannot sell us heartbreaking parts of the film we're watching you -- your peers on the bus and you work.
Pushed and poked and threatened and yet you didn't come home and tell your parents -- -- you keeping it secret.
A two reasons so.
It's kind of embarrassed that I was -- -- So I didn't let anyone know and house and -- let my -- -- because this week we had just recently moved there and I'll in the make them feel like they made the right decision.
And moving there and says.
So you just ticket thumb.
One of the themes of the movie is how all the parents really love their kids I -- that just comes through.
In in the movie and and how they don't really know what to do when their kids are the victims of police on -- your son Tyler.
Was bullied repeatedly through his life he ended up taking his own life.
What did you want this school to do for him to protect them.
I wanted to screw.
To provide collar with a safe environment.
And I thank gets around a dollar children that that -- system.
Is they provided with -- -- learn an environment so they can excel to analyze.
Not go to a place.
That is the out of the -- and talk back to it terrible or horrible.
And -- yet what what response -- you met with when you took your issues to the.
I think it's just my responses actor -- when lots of families after the documentary -- came out.
I think it's a -- Problem across our nation.
Not just in -- specific screw it it's a problem that we have and all of -- scoops.
Are the majority so I think we need to take a close look at exactly what is happening and.
And this movie does such a great job of starting that conversation and -- isn't it interesting that there was all the controversy surrounding the rating.
That the that the movie had I -- this should be required viewing.
For parents and administrators.
What did you think when it was -- to get a rating that would keep kids from seeing it.
We are devastated you know when we made the film we never in a million years thought that this movie could be given an.
Alex actually went with Harvey Weinstein.
Today MPA appeals for -- and argued for why kids his age should be able to see the film insanely cute you what you're saying if I can't see my own life.
Alex what is your life like now I mean you're now in high school.
How has life changed for you.
-- Well I'll let escape and now -- I have -- it's home.
Has -- friends and -- -- -- -- -- -- -- well we're so happy to elect has improved in your new school thank goodness and again it's a great.
A great film and everybody should see it David Long Alex would be Lee -- thanks so much for coming in showing thanks for having us appreciate it.