Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Bill Condon addresses 'Breaking Dawn - Part 1' sex scene ratings cuts

Over the weekend, speculation arose regarding a certain sex scene cut done in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, executed for the sake of ratings.

This is in addition to what was said by Kristen Stewart in her recent Glamour UK interview, "It was so weird, it didn't even feel like we were doing a 'Twilight' film," she recalled to the British mag. "I was like, 'Bella! What are you doing? Wow! What is happening here?!' It was very surreal. We [originally] got rated R. They recut it."

Per Digital Spy, in order for the British Board of Film Classification to award Breaking Dawn - Part 1 a Class 12A certification (likened to a PG-13 rating in the U.S.), the Board "suggested that [the] more graphic sight of Edward thrusting while he lies on top of Bella, and while her legs are wrapped around his torso, be removed."

Bill Condon addressed the matter with MTV, saying, "It's almost clinical the kind of strict guidelines [the MPAA] have about anything that appears to be — how do I put it delicately? That appears to be, let's call it thrusting. In fact, you know, it was so much more about romance than it was about hot-and-heavy action, so it was a very kind of simple adjustment to make."

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[Ina Noorazan] - Hopefully, the DVD version of Breaking Dawn - Part 1 will include all the deleted scenes and extended versions. Please let there be a Director's Cut!

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