SALT LAKE CITY, April 25 (UPI) -- Ryan Reynolds has come to the defense of a Utah movie theater that could potentially lose its liquor license and be forced to pay a $25,000 fine for showing Deadpool while serving alcohol.
According to Bleeding Cool, the theater is facing charges for violating a state law that prohibits the showing of nudity or certain sexual acts while serving alcoholic drinks.
Undercover investigators from the Department of Alcoholic Beverages Control visited the Salt Lake City theater, called Brewvies, in February and took note of beer being available for purchase during the film's sex scene.
"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," reads the police report.
On Sunday, Reynolds, who stars as Deadpool, shed light on the issue on social media and shared his thoughts on the law. "Thank god, they've found a way to legislate fun," he wrote on Twitter.
Thank god, they've found a way to legislate fun. https://t.co/vUSptxaHb9— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) April 24, 2016
Brewvies has set up a GoFundMe page in order to raise money to fight the charges. A donor using the name Ryan Reynolds donated in the amount of $5,000 to the campaign. It is unclear if that was Reynolds himself.
The actor recently signed on to star in Deadpool 2.