Filmmaker Kevin Smith has won his appeal and managed to secure a PG-13 rating for his upcoming comedy “Yoga Hosers”.
The teen girl-targeted film, which premiered at Sundance, initially secured an R rating due to a scene with what Smith describes as “a cartoony drawing of testicles on a book cover”. Smith’s film was to get an appeals screening tomorrow, but things have changed. According to Smith himself on Instagram:
“The #MPAA just canceled my yogahosers appeals screening that was set for tomorrow. They said they re-watched the movie and now agree that it is, indeed, a PG-13! I don’t have to cut anything out to secure the PG-13 rating either! Next up, we’ll tour the kids movie in June and July (tour details coming soon) and release #YogaHosers in theaters right after Comic-Con. Many thanks to the #MPAA for the 180 degree turn! #KevinSmith #YogaHosers #harleyquinnsmith #lilyrosedepp”
The film, the second in his True North trilogy after “Tusk” but before “Moose Jaws,” centers on 15-year-old yoga nuts Colleen Collette (Lily-Rose Depp) and Colleen McKenzie (Harley Quinn Smith) who have an after-school job at a Manitoba convenience store called Eh-2-Zed.
When an ancient evil rises from beneath Canada’s crust and threatens their big invitation to a Grade 12 party, the Colleens join forces with a legendary man-hunter from Montreal named Guy Lapointe (Johnny Depp) to fight for their lives.