Emma Watson’s “Perks of Being a Wallflower” receives R rating by MPAA – rating appealed
The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) – which administers the motion picture rating system in the United States – has issued an “R” rating (Restricted/Under 17 not admitted without parent or adult guardian) to Emma Watson’s next film to be released Perks of Being a Wallflower for teen drug and alcohol use, and some sexual references.
This has not been a favorable rating to the producers of the film, as an “R” rating reduces the number of attendees to the film. Less attendence, less income. Therefore, the producers have appealed the decision of the MPAA.
The film is not scheduled to come out until later in the year, so there is plenty of time for the appeal to be reviewed and decided on.
The movie is based on the book by novelist Stephen Chbosky and is set in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania during the 1991-1992 school year. The story follows the school year of the main character Charlie, played by Logan Lerman, and explores topics such as introversion and the awkward times of adolescence.