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Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. -- who once held hearings chastising Hollywood studios for producing R- rated films and marketing them to teens -- is now playing a part in one!
Opening this weekend, WEDDING CRASHERS, a movie packed with raunchy moments and bare-breasted beauties bedding down with the guys.
And Senator John McCain!
Executives at the studio made a deliberate decision to swim against the current and fill the movie with four-letter words and lots-a-sex.
McCain joked on Tuesday, "Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson and me - we're all pretty much starring roles." McCain said he couldn't resist a chance to appear in a Hollywood movie because "it impresses my kids."
Actors Wilson and Vaughn play divorce mediators who slip into weddings in order to seduce guests. Its slogan is "Life's a party. Crash it."
During his senate hearings on Hollywood, McCain lectured Hollywood executives for pushing R-rated films:
"Motion pictures have to ability to elevate and inspire us. To weave wonderful tales, and to record our history. Clearly though, such is not the case."
The report exposed "extensive marketing and, in many instances, explicit targeting of violent R-rated films to children under the age of 17, and violent PG-13 films to children under 13." Of the 44 R-rated films studied by the Commission, 80 percent were targeted to children under 17. One particularly disturbing quote from a marketing plan for an R-rated movie sequel states: "..it seems to make sense to interview 10 to 11 year olds ... In addition, we will survey African-American and Latino moviegoers between the ages of 10 and 24." In the motion picture industry, this is the equivalent of racial profiling.