The producers of "An Open Secret" said Thursday they have tweaked some scenes in the documentary about pedophilia in Hollywood in order to get the MPAA to agree to a PG-13 rating.
The MPAA originally slapped an R-rating on "An Open Secret," and producer Gabe Hoffman objected, arguing that the film tells cautionary tales meant to be learned by teenagers under 17 who wouldn't be allowed to attend without parental supervision had the R-rating stood.
In July, Hoffman sent a letter to MPAA chief Christopher Dodd objecting to the R-rating, saying he and director Amy Berg purposely used "bland language" so that the film would be suitable for teens.
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Language, though, was the primary concern for the MPAA's Classification and Rating Administration. In the end, one word from two different scenes was cut in order to satisfy the members, who now have switched the rating to PG-13.
"It was my intent all along to have this film viewed by as many people as possible and when we realized the R-rating would limit our audience, we took action," said Hoffman.