Forest Whitaker in a scene from “The Butler”

*Director Lee Daniels is feeling a bit “muzzled” while making his first PG-13 film.

“It’s very un-‘Precious’ and un-‘Paperboy,’” he tells The Hollywood Reporter of “The Butler,” about a White House staffer (Forest Whitaker) employed through eight presidential administrations.

Producer Lee Daniels attends the Nicole Kidman Gala Tribute during the 50th annual New York Film Festival at Lincoln Center on October 3, 2012 in New York City

“I can’t go into my bag of tricks on this one: no urination, no baby falling down the stairs, no cursing at all. We only have one ‘f–k,’ which Lyndon Johnson gets. I felt like I directed the film in handcuffs and a muzzle.”

A release date has yet to be announced for “The Butler.”