I debated for a long time about whether I would see The King's Speech. It is rated R and I don't watch rated R movies. However, I felt very drawn as a speech therapist to this movie. After hearing from friends and colleagues alike that the only offensive language is used in the context of therapy, I decided to go. I was not disappointed. It is a fabulous movie with a fabulous message. The F word (along with a bunch of British swears that I don't really comprehend) is said, repeatedly, in two short scenes, as a strategy to release tension.
I didn't want to raise a controversy because I chose to see this movie. But I did want to share that it is refreshing to see a movie that positively portrays stuttering, as this article points out.
I also enjoyed this article about who the real Lionel Logue is from the publication I get for being a speech therapist.
I don't do a lot of stuttering therapy right now, but I admire those like my friend Roxanne, who are experts, who are patient and innovative and are able to help stutterers communicate.