'Bad' Breastfeeding Moms Asked to Leave Bad Moms
Theater says kids 6 and under not allowed into R-rated movies
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 3, 2016 8:50 AM CDT
This image released by STX Productions shows, from left, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis, and Kathryn Hahn in a scene from "Bad Moms."   (Michele K. Short/STX Productions via AP)

(Newser) Bad Moms is doing…just OK on Rotten Tomatoes, but moms going to see the Mila Kunis flick went a little meta in Fort Myers, Fla. More than 50 moms who organized through Facebook to see the movie gained their own "bad mom" rep at a Regal Cinemas when two breastfeeding mothers brought their infants, the News-Press reports. Regal's admittance policy dictates kids 6 and under aren't allowed into R-rated movies, even with their parents, which led to baby-toting moms Brookynn Cahill and Juliana Valverde being told they couldn't see the film. Marcus Theatres has a similar policy, as a group of moms found out in Lincoln, Neb., when a mom with a 9-month-old was also asked to leave by security because "they were concerned with the content my child would be viewing," per the Lincoln Journal Star.

The two Fort Myers moms snuck back into Bad Moms after being redirected to see the new Ice Age film, but they were busted by the manager, who seemed thrown by Valverde breastfeeding her baby and asked her to cover up, she tells the News-Press. Valverde eventually started to cry, and 35 or so of the moms demanded refunds and left the theater with her in solidarity. In other news:

  • At USA Today, Andrea Mandell ponders why less-than-stellar moms in the movies get "a bad rap" compared to bumbling dads.
  • Meanwhile, Jane Marie writes at Jezebel that she thinks the guys who wrote the screenplay "probably don't like their wives very much" and that the "condescending" film is nothing but "PTA drama" amid a "confluence of upper middle class, white people problems."