Censored, PG-13 King’s Speech Will Include Wacky Bleeps


Suddenly, The King's Speech is rushing toward two inevitabilities: a Best Picture win at the Oscars, and a bowdlerized PG-13 version to be released shortly thereafter by Harvey Weinstein, who wants to tamper with the film's famous cursing scene to gain a wider audience (and once put out a dubbed version of Life Is Beautiful that replaced Roberto Begnini with Breckin Meyer with the same goal in mind). But how can they cut such a crucial scene from the movie? They won't — instead, they will just make it into an embarrassing facepalm. "I think they said they were going to put [in] the bleeps," said star Helena Bonham Carter at the SAG Awards, confirming a tease from director Tom Hooper: "I wouldn’t support cutting the film in any way. I think we looked at whether it’s possible to bleep out the fucks and stuff." Why stop there? Couldn't this movie also use a laugh track, an animated princess (as well as an animated swashbuckler so it doesn't appear too girly), and some sexy vampires? [Inside Movies/EW]