'Bully' Documentary To Be Released Unrated

Bully, Lee Hirsh's controversial documentary about bullying and its effect in American schools, will air unrated when it hits theaters March 30.

The film, which follows five bullied young people over the course of a year, has been criticized for its realistic, and at time brutal, portrayal of bullying, offering a viewers a window (or in some cases, a reminder) into the daily torture its victims go through.

“The kids and families in this film are true heroes, and we believe theater owners everywhere will step up and do what’s right for the benefit of all of the children out there who have been bullied or may have otherwise become bullies themselves,” said TWC president of marketing Stephen Bruno, according to EW. “We’re working to do everything we can to make this film available to as many parents, teachers and students across the country.”

Bully is scheduled for release at the Angelika Film Center and AMC Lincoln Square in New York City, The Landmark, Arclight in Hollywood and AMC Century City in Los Angeles. Watch the trailer below.