Andrew Breitbart filmmakers fight ‘R’ rating for documentary

The Reliable Source reports on "Hating Breitbart," a new documentary about the late conservative provocateur Andrew Breitbart: 

[Andrew] Marcus was fascinated by Breitbart’s ability to connect with the crowds and pitched a documentary — a cross between U2’s “Rattle and Hum” and “This Is Spinal Tap,” in his mind. “You’re a rock star who doesn’t take himself too seriously,” he recalls telling Breitbart. The two spent more than two years criss-crossing the country together until Breitbart’s sudden death from a heart attack in March. He was 43.

The documentary was originally scheduled to open Friday in a limited national release, but producers delayed it one week while appealing the Motion Picture Association of America’s “R” rating for the many f-bombs on screen. (A MPAA rep told us the appeal is subject to the release date and rules of the ratings system.)

Rachel Weiner covers local politics for The Washington Post.
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Rachel Weiner · October 10, 2012