Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds is supporting a Salt Lake City cinema pub being censored by Utah authorities.Brewvies Cinema Pub is a 21 year old movie threaten that serves alcohol. Salt Lake City is persecuting the cinema, threatening a fine and a 10 day closure order just for showing the highly popular film Deadpool.
According to Utah censorship rules, an establishment that serves alcohol is forbidden to show a film that depicts a simulated sexual act, or shows a person being touched on their privates, or displaying genitals. There are numerous simulated sex acts in the film, which were noted by a state investigator.
Brewvies and their civil rights attorney, former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson, have filed a federal lawsuit against the state pointing out that the theater’s First Amendment right to free speech has been violated.
The theater has started a crowd-finding campaign at GoFundMe.com to fight against the censorship.
Ryan Reynolds, the actor who plays Deadpool, has donated to the campaign and joked on Twitter, Thank god, they’ve found a way to legislate fun.