October 04, 2011

The Hangover Part II too racy for Utah

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/52657457-78/brewvies-liquor-utah-rated.html.csp

In 2011, media and politics are plagued with controversy. Why do I find this article fascinating?

This is a movie theater in Utah that serves alcohol being fined for showing The Hangover Part 2.  This is an R Rated movie. That is a hard R, we have seen and reviewed this movie on our site. This fine is absolutely ridiculous and the fact that a theater that provides alcohol to its patrons is getting fined over showing an R rated movie is probably one of the stupidest things I have ever heard. This movie was shown at theaters all over the world. If people are offended by the content, don't go see the movie.


A quote from the article, "Assistant Attorney General Sheila Page acknowledged that alcohol-free theaters also showed the film, which opened in Salt Lake County over the Memorial Day weekend. But those theaters do not fall under Utah’s liquor statutes, which forbid bars and clubs from showing images of certain sex acts and full frontal nudity." offers no explanation as to why.


I am baffled by the fine this theater has to pay and want your opinion on this situation.


Please weigh in.

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