Killer Joe is a 2011 American criminal comedy movie starring Gina Gershon. Its distributor for the United States is Liddell Entertainment. The story of this comedy concerns a tough (though quiet) killer who befriends a young man who in turn wants his own mother taken out. Killer Joe received an NC-17 rating from the MPAA for "graphic aberrant content involving violence and sexuality, and a scene of brutality". The distributor appealed the NC-17 rating decision, though they lost the appeal to get the rating lowered to an R rating.