Sergei Levy Posted October 20, 2004 Share Posted October 20, 2004 I was fortunate enough to catch Young Adam in the theatres on its uncut limited release. I quite enjoyed it. I just purchased the DVD this morning, and, was quite disturbed to find that the first sex scene between Tilda Swinton and Ewan McGregor was butchered. The scene, shot in near darkness, shows Ewan, in a medium shot, giving oral pleasure to Ms. Swinton. Of course, as soon as he began to kiss her thighs, the film abruptly cut away to the last few seconds of grunting and moaning, ripping the scene out, and, thus taking away from the intensity of the filmmaker's original vision. Just wanted to say that this really angered me, because we simply need to grow up regarding the issue of sexuality. Honestly, the film shouldn't have got an NC-17 in the first place, considering that this is the most sexual thing in the film, and, by any rational standard, it is completely tame. This, to me, shows the infantile, puritannical and bourgeois mind of the MPAA at work, as was discussed in earlier, interesting threads. By the way, why in hell was that first censorship thread shut down? It was rather interesting. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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