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The Weinstein Company challenges 'Blue Valentine' rating

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Image Credit: Davi Russo; Laurie SparhamThe Weinstein Company has decided to accept but appeal the MPAA’s decision to brand an NC-17 rating on Blue Valentine, the studio’s upcoming drama starring Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams. The film was flagged by the MPAA for an intimate scene that depicts oral sex, and as EW.com reported last week, TWC is preparing a legal challenge that would argue for an R-rating.

Weinstein has also requested a special hearing for the MPAA’s treatment of The King’s Speech, the Oscar-buzzy film that received an R-rating, presumable for adult language. In a release, Harvey Weinstein said, “While we respect the MPAA, I think we can all agree that we are living with an outdated ratings system that gives torture porn, horror, and ultraviolent films the same ratings as films with so-called inappropriate language.”

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Michelle Williams talks ‘Blue Valentine’ and its NC-17 rating