What a difference two months make.

In November, Harvey Weinstein was gearing up for war with the MPAA, which had given both 'Blue Valentine' and 'The King's Speech' more restrictive ratings than the longtime producer felt were appropriate. For the former, the ratings board gave the film an NC-17 for a not-so-racy oral sex scene involving a married couple. After the Weinstein Company fought back, the decision was reversed, and 'Valentine' received its expected R.

There wasn't a similar victory, however, for 'The King's Speech,' which retained its R. Now, though Weinstein had once battled against the "outdated ratings system that gives torture porn, horror and ultra-violent films the same rating as films with so-called inappropriate language," he's ready to wipe that language out in hopes of reaching a larger audience.
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