Utah Theater Wins 'Deadpool' Case Over Law Banning Booze

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  1. CJ

    CJ Bronze Member Admin War Zone Member Top Poster

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    The law in question prohibits serving booze during films with simulated sex or full-frontal nudity.
    A U.S. judge is striking down a Utah law that landed a movie theater in trouble for serving alcohol during a showing of superhero film Deadpool.

    The ruling Thursday says the state violated Brewvies' freedom of speech when it threatened to fine the theater up to $25,000 under a law that prohibits serving booze during films with simulated sex or full-frontal nudity.

    Attorney Rocky Anderson calls the decision enormously important for First Amendment rights. He has said the law is so vague it would apply to Michelangelo's David.

    A spokesman for the Utah attorney general says the state is reviewing the ruling. Utah has called alcohol and sexual content an "explosive combination."

    The case caught the attention of Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds, who donated $5,000 to help pay the theater's legal bills.

    Utah Theater Wins 'Deadpool' Case Over Law Banning Booze
     
  2. DYohn

    DYohn Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    So what they were saying is in order to stomach seeing Ryan Reynolds nude you need a few drinks?
     
  3. Randy Rhoton

    Randy Rhoton Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member

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    Speaking of Deadpool, it was on this week on TBS channel in prime time. To my surprise, profane language was NOT edited out. All the shit, God Damn, hell and yes even fuck were there. Didn't this used to be prohibited even on cable? What's changed? Not complaining, just curious.
     
  4. CJ

    CJ Bronze Member Admin War Zone Member Top Poster

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    I don't think cable ever had to censor, certain mainstream channels just chose to.
     
  5. Dan Driscoll

    Dan Driscoll HTT Refugee Donor War Zone Member

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    Ditto, that was my understanding as well.
     
  6. Drew

    Drew Well-Known Member War Zone Member Top Poster

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    Wait. Ryan Reynolds Ryan Reynolds, or ryan Reynolds as a shriveled scrotum super hero?
     

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