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Jonah Hill On Controversial Language In 'Mid90s': 'It Was More Important To Tell The Truth'

Jonah Hill On Controversial Language In 'Mid90s': 'It Was More Important To Tell The Truth'

Jonah Hill keeps it cool and casual while attending the premiere of his directorial debut Mid90s held at the West LA Courthouse on Thursday (October 18) in Los Angeles.

The 34-year-old actor-writer-director was joined at the event by the stars of the film Sunny Suljic, Na-kel Smith, Ryder McLaughlin, Gio Galicia, Olan Prenatt and Alexa Demie.

Jonah recently addressed not shying away from race, sex and homophobic slurs in the movie.

“I think people who grew up in that time period are having to unlearn a lot of messed-up lessons that were learned back then,” Jonah told Slate. “We’re talking about language that is ugly, behavior that is ugly. I felt it was more important to tell the truth and have that be the lesson, and show it in its ugliness, than to go back and change history.”

“I just wanted to show how that was and let the audience see that for what it is,” Jonah added. “Because at the end of the day, I’m not a moralist. I respect the audience too much to tell them what to think. That’s what I observed and tried to share.”

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Credit: Jesse Grant; Photos: Getty
Posted to: Alexa Demie, Gio Galicia, Jonah Hill, Na-kel Smith, Olan Prenatt, Ryder McLaughlin, Sunny Suljic

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