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NC-17 Rating

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Bruno

NC-17 Rating

Sacha Baron Cohen's latest comedy Bruno was branded with an NC-17 rating after the Motion Picture Association of America's first viewing of the film.

Sacha Baron Cohen's latest comedy Bruno was branded with an NC-17 rating after the Motion Picture Association of America's first viewing of the film.

According to TheWrap.com , Bruno features several gay sex scenes, earning the board's disapproval. The film is slated to hit theaters in July, allowing time for edits and for the board to review it for a less severe R rating.

In the film, Bruno acts as a flamboyantly gay fashion reporter from Austria trekking across America, creating wild public situations.

According to the MPAA, an NC-17 rating bars anyone under the age of 17 from seeing the film in theaters. "NC-17 does not mean 'obscene' or 'pornographic' in the common or legal meaning of those words, and should not be construed as a negative judgment in any sense," the website said. "The rating simply signals that the content is appropriate only for an adult audience. An NC-17 rating can be based on violence, sex, aberrational behavior, drug abuse, or any other element that most parents would consider too strong and therefore off-limits for viewing by their children."

R ratings require minors to see such movies only with a parent or adult guardian.

The rating could prevent some theaters from carrying the film.

Baron Cohen starred in the 2006 farcical documentary Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan . That film was also initially given an NC-17 rating, but after some editing was scaled down to an R.

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