Lee Daniels Not Feeling ‘PG-13’ Rating for ‘The Butler’

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  • Director Lee Daniels is feeling a bit “muzzled” while making his first PG-13 film.

    “It’s very un-‘Precious’ and un-‘Paperboy,’” he tells The Hollywood Reporter of “The Butler,” about a White House staffer (Forest Whitaker) employed through eight presidential administrations.

    “I can’t go into my bag of tricks on this one: no urination, no baby falling down the stairs, no cursing at all. We only have one ‘f–k,’ which Lyndon Johnson gets. I felt like I directed the film in handcuffs and a muzzle.”

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