Fashion reporter Bruno may be getting a trim.
The MPAA has ruled that in its current state, Sacha Baron Cohen's "Bruno" would get an NC-17 rating, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "Bruno," like Cohen's "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan," follows one of the actor's television characters as he interacts with unwitting regular folks.
The studio has not yet sent a final cut to the MPAA, so there's a chance scenes can be trimmed to get the more desirable R rating instead of NC-17.
The distinction is important; while NC-17 and unrated movies can succeed on DVD, few large theater chains will carry them, greatly reducing that movie's initial box-office take. "Borat" got an R rating.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times