Bruno Lands An R-Rating

Sacha Baron Cohen’s upcoming comedy “Bruno” has been rated R by the MPAA’s rating board reports The BBC.

Baron Cohen plays a gay Austrian fashionista who confronts Americans of various stripes during a cross-country trip.

Producers submitted the film last month and scored the initially severe restrictive NC-17 rating banning anyone aged under 17 from watching it.

They re-edited the movie and resubmitted it, achieving an R rating meaning anyone under 17 must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian.

The board also cites that the film will have “pervasive strong and crude sexual content, graphic nudity and language”.

The MPAA originally objected to several sexual scenes in the film. Those deleted sequences are likely to be saved for the DVD release.