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News: Grizzly Bear defend ‘Blue Valentine’ in sex censorship battle

Brooklyn’s Grizzly Bear have become the latest to join the raging battle surrounding U.S’s controversial decision to award new film, ‘Blue Valentine’, an adult’s only NC-17 rating.

The film, starring Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams, is a powerful romantic drama that follows the relationship between a couple who fall passionately in love in their early twenties, and then face challenges within their marriage six years later.

Grizzly Bear, who provided the film’s soundtrack, weighed in on Facebook early this morning:

“As some of you know we are soundtracking the new Michelle Williams, Ryan Gosling film “Blue Valentine” which we’ve all seen and is AMAZING. Unfortunately it got slapped with an NC 17 rating (not sure why as there is no nudity/rape or violence, just intense acting) and they are petitioning against the rating which will hurt its oscar chances and distribution size.”

The band then forwarded fans to an article of protest in the Huffington Post as well as a petition where cinema-lovers can take up the cause.

If you live in Sydney and would like to see what all the fuss is about, find out how you can win a double pass to ‘Blue Valentine’ thanks to Palace Films!

Posted in News on December 8th, 2010 - By Mark / Tags: , ,