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Outrage Watch: U.K. ratings board puritans don't want teenage girls to see 'Diary of a Teenage Girl'

23 July 2015 2:07 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Welcome to Outrage Watch, HitFix's semi-regular rundown of entertainment-related kerfuffles. Not anxious enough already? Get your fix of righteous indignation below, and stay posted for outrage updates throughout the week. The new movie "Diary of a Teenage Girl"? Sorry, actual teenage girls living in the U.K., you're too young for this. After the British Board of Film Certification (BBFC) slapped the upcoming dramedy -- which centers on a teenage girl's sexual affair with her mother's 35-year-old boyfriend -- with a dreaded "18" rating, a spokesperson for U.K. distributor Vertigo Films slammed the decision in an interview with the Guardian: “The film explores female sexuality with boldness and honesty in an unexploitative manner," said Vertigo's Wahida Begum. "In an age where young women are still continually being sexualised and objectified we feel 'The Diary of a Teenage Girl' sends a very positive, reassuring message to young girls about female sexuality and body image. »

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