It's now been a couple of months since Deadpool waltzed into global box offices and consequentially made us want to down a Blow Job shot and reach out for a crispy chimichanga ASAP. Yet, even after all this time, it appears that leading man Ryan Reynolds is not quite ready to give his superhero antihero some well earned time off.
Recently, Ryan found out that a film theater in Utah had been slapped with a potentially very hefty fine for serving beer during a Deadpool screening with no liquor license to do so. In a tremendous rally of support, he offered to donate $5,000 levied against Brewvies Cinema Pub — partly because he is clearly a very nice guy, and partly because Deadpool would never stand for that nonsense.
So, What's The Situation Now?
Currently, the theater is threatening to sue the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (DABC) after its owners were required to attend an administrative hearing for showing the movie while serving alcohol. Apparently, Brewvies could rake up colossal fees of up to $25,000 for this "grave violation."
At the moment, it seems that while it's legal to serve alcoholic beverages during movie screenings, Utah's rather archaic law states that they cannot be served when there is full nudity or sexual acts shown on screen. Something that Deadpool is riddled with, as we all know.
And we're not the only ones to find this law a bit mad — our very own Wade Wilson agrees! Tweeting on Friday, the actor made his feelings very clear:
In response, Reynolds donated money to a crowdfunding campaign by the cinema to counteract any fines and to help them seek legal assistance. In response, the cinema published a heartfelt shoutout to the generous actor.
This isn't the first time that Brewvies has faced charges. Apparently, the theater once had to pay $1,000 for unlawfully screening The Hangover Part III. This time though, the owner of Brewvies is absolutely astounded by the Deadpool fine and is throwing a fit, especially considering that it all began when a bunch of undercover agents went to the screening, bought a beer, and then documented that:
The main character (male) in the film is shown numerous times engaging in acts or simulated acts of sexual intercourse with the female counterpart during a holiday themed sex-montage.
The owner of the theater was so angry at the DABC that he's determined to sue on First Amendment grounds and rights to free speech, saying:
"There's not been one liquor law violation at Brewvies. Ever. They only allow people who are 21 in. They've never had a liquor law violation. So what does the DABC do? They go out and want to censor their movies."
Let's hope this mess gets cleared up as soon as possible. Once again Ryan, big pat on the back for your support. Deadpool wouldn't have it any other way.
Should Brewvies be fined?