In the movie business, "controversy" translates to "free publicity." This past year has had more that its share of offense and outrage, as well as opinions from all over about what to do to correct the situations. Remember Harvey Weinstein's feature-length documentary Bully?
…which was slapped with an R rating solely for adult language (all from the mouths of teens, of course). Weinstein argued that by keeping teens from seeing the anti-bullying doc, the MPAA was keeping away exactly the audience that most needed to see it, and pleaded, threatened, and (if you want to look at it a certain way) publicly bullied them into downgrading the film to a PG-13. Some applauded Weinstein for again going to bat against the powerful and often unreasonable organization; others wondered if the whole thing was just eternal showman Harvey rustling up more publicity.
And that's just one of ten movies that stirred up passions in 2012. Read about the rest at Flavorwire. Link