Cameron Diaz has helped to overturn a restrictive R rating for her new movie The Other Woman after personally appealing to bosses at the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA).
The actress, who stars in the sexy comedy with Leslie Mann and Kate Upton, headed to a hearing in Los Angeles on Tuesday (08Apr14) to argue her case for the film to be re-categorised so it can be shown to a wider audience after previously complaining to reporters about the alleged double standards faced by women in Hollywood.
Ranting about the R rating, which was slapped on the movie due to some sexual references, she said, "It's really unfortunate that (members of the ratings board) see things that women do a little bit more strict - they judge us a little bit more than they do men. A lot of the things that they're judging - like we say, 'You need to close your vagina.' Like, you can't say 'vagina'... What's wrong with a vagina? Guys make reference to their parts all the times nowadays without getting the R rating."
However, Diaz has finally gotten her way after managing to convince officials at the MPAA's Classification and Rating Appeals Board to lower the R certification to a more teen-friendly PG-13.
The new rating means the film will now be open to all ages, although parental guidance is suggested for children under 13.
The Other Woman is due to open on 25 April (14).