For a country which throws around the c-word like it’s going out of fashion, Australians won’t be able to hear it said in the critically-acclaimed Lady Bird.
Greta Gerwig’s Oscar-nominated film has been cut by Universal Pictures to satisfy an M rating in the country, replacing the word “c**t” with “cooze” and removing some explicit nudity, as noted first by Facebook page Media Censorship in Australia.
That’s compared to the U.S., where the film has been given an R rating by the MPAA.
As noted by Filmink, who contacted the Australian Classification Board for clarification, Lady Bird was initially rated MA 15+ on Jan. 23, which means that it can only be seen by people above the age of 15, or those under with a parent or guardian. Read more…