MPAA RATING: R for pervasive vulgar language and crude sexual humor, and for some violent images.
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South Park satire/musical from the show’s creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone led to one of the greatest memos in recent movie history. In the film, the four main characters—Cartman, Kenny, Stan, and Kyle—are “corrupted” by an R-rated Canadian cartoon movie and eventually leads the United States to wage war against Canada. When MPAA censors saw the film, they demanded about 2:30 of cuts, including dialogue describing bestiality and oral and anal sex in order for the film to receive an R rating. After a series of back-and-forths, the
South Park filmmakers ultimately caved, resulting in one of the funniest memos ever. “We have the shot animated that reveals the fact that Winona is not shooting ping-pong balls from her vagina,” one portion stated. “She is, in fact, hitting the balls with a ping-pong paddle.”