'Bully' Director Lee Hirsch to Hold Reddit Chat as PG-13 Film Hits Theaters
After a ratings showdown with the MPAA, the documentary will release wide with just a few edits.
After a public tussle between the Motion Picture Association of America and Harvey Weinstein that at times seemed like a schoolyard rumble, Bully will hit theaters Friday with a PG-13 rating. It's been a long, strange trip for director Lee Hirsch, who made a small film that, thanks to the masterful headline-making work of Weinstein, has become a national flashpoint after trading barbs with the MPAA ratings board.
The thing is, people were ardently tweeting and petitioning not in support of a movie they loved, but just simply for the chance for everyone to see it. Now, with the film opening in wide release, comes the second hurdle: engaging with an audience about its content, not just its admissions policy.
As such, Hirsch is participating in a massive online conversation called an AMA on Reddit on Friday afternoon in order to promote the movie and open up about his own experiences, from his own experiences with bullies, to making the film and the roller coaster ride that has been its post-production life. The chat begins at 2 p.m. EST and will be live at this link.