Ryan Reynolds Donates Money to Utah Movie Theater, Shames Entire State

Olivia Jakiel
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Deadpool himself has finally spoken out about the Utah movie theater controversy and we can’t say we’re surprised. To catch you up really quick, there’s a theater called Brewvies Cinema Pub that was cited for showing the hit Ryan Reynolds film back in February. Apparently, there’s a liquor law in Utah that prohibits showing nudity and simulated sex in an establishment that serves alcohol. Three undercover cops ordered beer and watched the R-rated film, then proceeded to cite the theater for scenes of full-frontal male nudity and for “an animated image of Deadpool riding on the back of a unicorn, he rubs its horn briefly until the horn shoots out rainbows (simulating orgasm)."

Anyway, Ryan Reynolds tweeted, along with a link to the absurd story, “Thank God, they’ve found a way to legislate fun.”


Brewvies faces up to $25,000 in fines for the violation as well as a 10-day liquor license suspension. A federal lawsuit has been filed against the state and fans of both the movie and the theater contributed over $10,000 dollars to a crowd-funding campaign on GoFundMe.com. Ryan Reynolds also donated $5,000 to the campaign.

If you’re interested in contributing to Brewvies’s campaign, you can do so here

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