According to Gillibrand, it’s important that teens see the film.
Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandOvernight Tech: TV box plan faces crucial vote | Trump transition team to meet tech groups | Growing scrutiny of Yahoo security Overnight Finance: McConnell offers 'clean' funding bill | Dems pan proposal | Flint aid, internet measure not included | More heat for Wells Fargo | New concerns on investor visas Senate Dems call for investigation into Wells Fargo's wage practices MORE (@SenGillibrand) March 12, 2012
Gillibrand’s argument is the same as that of the Weinstein Company, who produced the movie, and Lee Hirsch, the director.
"It is heartbreaking that the MPAA, in adhering to a strict limit on certain words, would end up keeping this film from those who need to see it most," Hirsch told The Hollywood Reporter.
Other lawmakers who have signed the petition include Democratic Reps. Raul Grijalva (Ariz.), Jared Polis (Colo.), Jackie Speier (Calif.), Jesse Jackson Jr. (Ill.), Joe Baca (Calif.), Barbara Lee (Calif.) and Dennis Kucinich (Ohio).
--This post was updated at 1:35 p.m.