Matt Stone of South Park's Favorite Memo to the MPAA
This week a memo was leaked, or found, or stolen from South Park co-creator Matt Stone to the MPAA (the people who hand out the ratings for movies). The film in question was South Park: The Movie.
There are always tales about filmmakers arguing with the MPAA and the studios about what to cut so as to get a tamer rating, and therefore increase the chances of a bigger box office because the lower the rating, the wider the audience.
LAist thought the memo, originally posted by The Hot Blog (hat tip WWTDD) was hilarious, but as we scoured the web we could only find an image of the memo which had apparently been faxed all over Hollywood.
But JPEGs of faxes are so totally not Web 2.0 so we had our intern transcribe it for the high-speed deprived.
In our email box we got an incomplete transcription and a resignation letter. Therefore, below the jump is the NSFW Matt Stone memo, and anyone interested in being an LAist summer intern can contact the editor at firstname.lastname@example.org -- the pay is zip but the rewards are zowee.
Here is our new cut of the South Park movie to submit to the MPAA. I wanted to tell you exactly what notes we did and did not address. 1. We left in both the "fisting" and the "rimjob" references in the counselor's office scene. We did cut the word "hole" and "asshole" as per our conversation.
2. We took out the entire "God has fucked me in the ass so many times..." It is gone.
3. Although it is not animated yet, we put a new storyboard in for clarification in the scene with Saddam Hussein's penis. The intent now is that you never see Saddam's real penis, he in fact is using dildos both times.
4. We have the shot animated that reveals the fact that Winona is not shooting ping-pong balls from her vagina. She is, in fact, hitting the balls with a ping pong paddle.
5. We took out the references to
6. We left in the scenes with Cartman's mom and the horse as per our conversation. This is the one joke we really want to fight for.
Call me with any questions
P.S. This is my favorite memo ever