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'Charlie Countryman' and 'Wolf of Wall Street' Make Sex Scene Trims for R Rating; Evan Rachel Wood Vents Against MPAA

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood November 27, 2013 at 8:05PM

Martin Scorsese's new movie "The Wolf of Wall Street," which starts screening for press and awards voters the week after Thanksgiving, has already been showed to the MPAA ratings board-- which would not grant an R rating until the director trimmed some sexy material. The movie still came in at two hours 59 minutes--well over two 45-- so it doesn't look like he cut very much. Actress Evan Rachel Wood was dismayed when she saw the final cut of "Charlie Countryman" and took to Twitter Wednesday to vent her displeasure. ‏
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Shia Labeouf and Evan Rachel Wood in "Charlie Countryman"
Shia Labeouf and Evan Rachel Wood in "Charlie Countryman"

Martin Scorsese's new movie "The Wolf of Wall Street" which starts screening for press and awards voters the week after Thanksgiving, has already been shown to the MPAA ratings board-- which would not grant an R rating until the director trimmed some sexy material. The movie still came in at a whopping two hours 59 minutes, so it doesn't look like he cut very much after the film was pushed back to December 25. That makes it the longest of his films. (Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" clocks in at a relatively sane two hours forty.)

'The Wolf of Wall Street'
'The Wolf of Wall Street'

Actress Evan Rachel Wood was dismayed when she saw the final cut of "Charlie Countryman" and took to Twitter Wednesday to vent her displeasure. ‏"Thanks for listening," concluded @evanrachelwood. Here's an edited version of her tweets:

After seeing the new cut of #CharlieCountryman I would like to share my disappointment with the MPAA, who thought it was necessary to censor a woman's 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! It's 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. It's time for people to GROW UP. Accept that woman are sexual beings. Accept that some men like pleasuring woman. Accept that woman don't have to just be fucked and say thank you. We are allowed and entitled to enjoy ourselves. It's time we put our foot down.


This article is related to: Evan Rachel Wood, Charlie Countryman, MPAA, Martin Scorsese, Martin Scorsese, The Wolf of Wall Street


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