The King’s Speech stole the show at Sunday night’s Academy Awards ceremony, earning the Oscar for Best Picture…in its original R-rated version. Controversy stirred today with news that a PG-13 version will be released in theaters to completely replace the film.
The edited version apparently mutes the sound in the pivotal scene where Colin Firth, playing the stuttering King George VI, vents his frustrations towards his unrelenting speech therapist with rapid-fire cursing : 15 f-bombs and a few other epithets mixed in.
While this isn’t the only censorship of an Oscar-winner f-bomb (i.e. Melissa Leo’s acceptance speech), it’s interesting how a film that has grossed $115 Million so far is still seeking the right rating.
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