Katie Couric Reveals Family Bully Victim
"I feel completely vindicated with this resolution," said Lee Hirsch, the film's director in a statement. "The support and guidance we have received throughout this process has been incredible."
In the months leading up to today's momentous decision, the film failed to get a PG-13 rating by just one vote despite an outpouring of support and petitions by schools, parents, celebrities and politicians.
Stars Rally to Support 'Bully'
At the center of the documentary's contentious struggle with the MPAA is a pivotal scene that shows teen Alex Libby being bullied and harassed on a bus. Director Lee Hirsch felt editing the scene was not an option, and chose to release the film in selective markets on March 30 as unrated.
"The scene that