Paramount was handed For the mean girlsThe MPAA tried to give the comedy a R rating by putting it on the ratings board. The studio had to fight back in order to make sure that people could see the film. Fey said that the PG-13 movie required us to eliminate many of its elements. Variety2018 I remember thinking: “If this were a movie about boys’ schools,’ ‘Is my cherry popped?” “It wouldn’t have had to be out,” That line was replaced with the much tamer “Is your muffin buttered?” However, not everything was an admission by the filmmakers. 

“The line in the sand that I drew was the joke about the wide-set vagina. The ratings board said, ‘We can’t give you a PG-13 unless you cut that line.’ The ratings board said that we could not give you a PG-13 unless you cut this line. AnchormanWaters explained to Vulture that Ron Burgundy’s erection had been just finished. “We told them, ‘You’re only saying this because it’s a girl, and she’s talking about a part of her anatomy. There’s no sexual context whatsoever, and to say this is restrictive to an audience of girls is demeaning to all women.’ And they eventually had to back down.”