The actor who plays an R-rated superhero comes to the rescue of Brewvies Cinema Pub in Utah
Ryan Reynolds is not into party poopers.
Case in point: The actor has voiced his disapproval of a recent threat by Utah lawmakers to take away the liquor license of a local theater.
The Brewvies Cinema Pub in Salt Lake City, Utah, has been cited for breaking the state’s obscenity law by serving alcohol during a screening of “Deadpool.” The establishment is also facing up to $25,000 in fines.
Lawmakers are arguing that the theater broke the law because alcohol was served in the presence of nudity, simulated sex, and included a suggestive scene during the credits that involved a cartoon unicorn. (The law is usually enforced on strip clubs and requires dancers to wear G-strings and pasties if liquor is being served. But it also involves films with nudity and sex.)
Always willing to support his fans, Reynolds tweeted his disapproval on Sunday:
Thank god, they’ve found a way to legislate fun. https://t.co/vUSptxaHb9
The star also donated $5,000 to the theater to help pay its legal fees, as confirmed by the Associated Press.
Brewvies has a May court date to battle the ruling. Their defense: To argue that “Deadpool” isn’t obscene, and that Utah is restricting free speech, which is unconstitutional.
The theater has been in hot water before, paying a $1,627 fine after showing “The Hangover Part II.” It was also threatened with action after showing “Fifty Shades of Grey.”
“Deadpool” is the highest grossing film of the year in North America so far.