Defending The Film Cleaners

Not many in the film world have stepped forward to defend the companies being sued by Hollywood for marketing “clean” versions of movies with all the sex, violence, and foul language removed. But one critic thinks the Directors’Guild, which initiated the lawsuit, is being awfully hypocritical, since its members have been releasing edited versions of their work for decades: “Those alternates are used not just on airplanes, but also for broadcast television and overseas release. If the DGA is so concerned about artistic integrity, it should work to make those personally supervised versions available to families who want to see them.”