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The Bleeps in the Swearing


I was watching this film on Neflix and noticed that whenever the character of Avery says cuss words its bleeped out or in this film's case muted. Is this supposed to be like that? I've never see a footage film like this where there is editing.
I can see there is a camera crew filming, so it could be that we are watching what is supposed to be a network program, but it still feels weird.

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Because they want kids to be able to watch this to see the very real effects of bullying and we're trying to keep it clean enough for that.

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I was watching this film on Neflix and noticed that whenever the character of Avery says cuss words its bleeped out or in this film's case muted. Is this supposed to be like that? I've never see a footage film like this where there is editing.


Exactly. They're supposedly watching raw footage, so there wouldn't be any editing. I don't think they should have bleeped any of it out.


Because they want kids to be able to watch this to see the very real effects of bullying and we're trying to keep it clean enough for that.


I don't think that's it at all. I'm pretty sure the kids know what she's saying despite it being censored. Besides, I think leaving it totally uncensored would make a bigger impact.





































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































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I agree that it would have been more powerful without any censorship, but I think they did it because they want to be able to show the movie in schools and classrooms, and many schools aren't willing to show movies with too much "adult" content.

Also, what's with the million lines of empty space at the end of your post?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FE9SLJ2Xoc

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Hmm, I'm not sure why it posted like that. It was nothing I did intentionally

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Could you edit your post and delete the spaces, maybe?

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Why does it bother you so much?

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This was supposed to be a documentary, many documentaries are PG-13 at the most and the school setting so the f-bomb and the *beep* , would not fly. Hence, the blurred faces in the film as well. The film also has post-film interviews on the website that are like 20+ minutes long.

http://agirllikehermovie.com/aftermath

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Because the MPAA are, themselves, bullies. Silly old white people protecting teenagers from words they all learned long ago. There shouldn't even be a ratings system.

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The people making this film wanted many people to see and be inspired by this film. They wanted this film to make a difference for people's lives. Had they had uncensored profanity many people, including teens might have chosen to not watch the movie. To get the most viewers, they bleeped most or all the profanity.

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Had they had uncensored profanity many people, including teens might have chosen to not watch the movie.

I've literally never heard of a teen refusing to watch a movie because of swear words. Teens tend to think that swearing is cool.

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Not all teens think it is cool and some teens would listen to their parents and not watch the movie.

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some teens would listen to their parents and not watch the movie.

Where can I find those imaginary teens? OO

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"imaginary teens". Really? Your comment clearly shows to do not respect your own parents and do not think parents should be respected. You deserve to be ignored and will be, as far as I'm concerned.

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Oh god please, don't try to pretend that you always listened to your parents when you were a teenager. 🙄 And I never implied that "parents shouldn't be respected", this is something you made up. All I said is: rebellion is part of most teens' lives. That is how it works.

That being said, I am quite aware that not ALL teens are rebellious... my current girlfriend APPARENTLY wasn't... but it is not the norm.

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