Thursday, March 29, 2012

Debating the 'Bully' Ratings Controversy

Earlier this week, I wrote about the brouhaha over the documentary Bully and its R rating. Matt Singer, who writes the Criticwire blog over at Indiewire, invited me to debate Salon's Andrew O'Hehir, who sees the issue differently than I do. Andrew and I both answered some of Matt's email questions, and you can see what we both had to say here. I think anyone who reads Andrew's and my articles and then reads our responses to each other will be struck by how much we see eye-to-eye on the general stupidity of the MPAA's ratings board -- we just differ on exactly what should be done (if anything) to fix the problem.