"These are real people, telling their real stories. I think it could create a big change, and it could potentially save lives if kids are allowed to see it."

Teen activist Katy Butler • Discussing her Change.org campaign to encourage the MPAA to change the rating of the documentary “Bully,” intended for teen audiences, from R to PG-13. Butler’s campaign has put her in a position where she’s talked to lawmakers, done interviews and even was invited to speak at a discussion about the film by the MPAA, where she said this about the R rating: “The kids can’t go to see the movie by themselves — and, honestly, how many 13-, 14-, 15-year-olds want to go to the movies with their parents? That’s just not cool.” Did the MPAA make the wrong move with the film’s rating? (via readinglist32)

Also interesting and to-the-point is this Roger Ebert article: Hey, Kids! Anybody Here Not Heart the F Word?

(via readinglist32)