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Rocketman banned from Uranus...

Studio wants director of Elton John biopic to delete 40s of nudity for a PG-13 rating

Link Here 22nd March 2019
Rocketman is a 2019 UK / USA musical music biography by Dexter Fletcher.
Starring Bryce Dallas Howard, Taron Egerton and Richard Madden. IMDb

A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John's breakthrough years.

The film-makers behind the Elton John musical fantasy Rocketman have clashed with a Hollywood studio over a naked sex romp featuring Taron Egerton and Richard Madden.

Paramount Pictures have demanded that Rocketman director Dexter Fletcher and producer Matthew Vaughn cut a 40-second scene that shows Egerton, who plays the singer and Madden, cast as his one-time lover and manager John Reid, writhing on a bed. Fully exposed white derrieres are on display, but the nude escapade is tastefully done.

Nonetheless, Paramount are forcing the director to cut the scene so it will have an American PG 13 rating, maybe with an eye on repeating the success of the similarly sanitised gay sex in the Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody .



Offsite Article: Jungle Holocausts...

Link Here 11th March 2019
The Murky History Of Cannibal Cinema. By David Flint

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Monty Python's Life of Brian...

BBFC rating reduced from 15 to 12 for a 2019 cinema release

Link Here 10th March 2019
Monty Python's Life of Brian is a 1979 UK comedy by Terry Jones.
Starring Graham Chapman, John Cleese and Michael Palin. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Passed AA uncut by the BBFC for 1979 cinema release. Some local authorities overruled the BBFC rating and banned the cinema release in their areas. Passed 15 uncut for home video. Later the BBFC rating was reduced to 12A for 2019 cinema release.

Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US. Banned from 1979 cinema release in Ireland, Singapore and Norway.

See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Monty Python's Life of Brian

Tick Small 12A Small UK: Passed 12A uncut for infrequent strong language, moderate sex references, nudity, comic violence ( 93:42s ) :
  • 2019 cinema release

Summary Notes

The story of Brian of Nazareth, born on the same day as Jesus of Nazareth, who takes a different path in life that leads to the same conclusion. Brian joins a political resistance movement aiming to get the Romans out of Judea. Brian scores a victory of sorts when he manages to paint political slogans on an entire wall in the city of Jerusalem. The movement is not very effective but somehow Brian becomes a prophet and gathers his own following. His fate is sealed however and he lives a very short life.


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