‘The Hustle’: Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson Think Sexism Contributed to ‘R’ Rating

‘The Hustle’: Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson Think Sexism Contributed to ‘R’ Rating
The Hustle” is rated PG-13. Like many movies before it, however, the Anne Hathaway/Rebel Wilson comedy initially received an R from the MPAA and had to petition to have that reduced. Speaking to Yahoo!, Wilson claimed that sexism contributed to the harsh rating — not least because “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” of which “The Hustle” is a female-fronted remake, was classified as PG.

“I thought it was extremely unfair that a reboot of that was given an R-rating just because us two sexy ladies were in it,” the actress said. Steve Martin and Michael Caine starred in “Scoundrels,” which was released in 1988 — four years after the PG-13 rating was implemented.

“I thought it was quite sexist that male-driven comedies were much more likely to get PG ratings…when, on a scientific analysis, female-driven comedies had less swear words, less nudity and less violence,” Wilson added.

Hathaway, for her part, recalled experiences
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