Evan Rachel Wood attacks MPAA bosses over sex scene censorship
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Evan Rachel Wood has become the latest star to attack the Motion Picture Association of America censors after they insisted a graphic oral sex scene in her new film “Charlie Countryman” was cut in order to land the movie an R rating.
Just weeks after Steve Coogan and Dame Judi Dench helped movie mogul Harvey Weinstein win a ratings appeal for their new film “Philomena,” the “Across the Universe” star has taken to Twitter to vent her frustration at the MPAA’s latest decision related to her new movie.
The new mom rages, “After seeing the new cut of #CharlieCountryman I would like 2 share my disappointment with the MPAA, who thought it was necessary to censor a womans (sic) sexuality once again. The scene where the two main characters make ‘love’ was altered because someone felt that seeing a man give a woman oral sex made people ‘uncomfortable’, but the scenes in which people are murdered by having their heads blown off… remained intact and unaltered.
“This is a symptom of a society that wants to shame women and put them down for enjoying sex, especially when (gasp) the man isn’t getting off as well! Its hard for me to believe that had the roles been reversed it still would have been cut… OR had the female character been raped it would have been cut.
“Its time for people to GROW UP. Accept that woman (sic) are sexual beings… Accept that some men like pleasuring woman. Accept that woman don’t have to just be [bleep] and say thank you… We are allowed and entitled to enjoy ourselves. Its time we put our foot down.”
The MPAA officials have given the new movie, which also features Shia LaBeouf and Rupert Grint a restrictive R rating for “some brutal violence, language throughout, sexuality/nudity, and drug use.”
Without the required cuts, the movie would have been given an NC-17 rating, which prohibits anyone under the age of 18 seeing the film in cinemas