Well it is for now, according to The Wrap’s Sharon Waxman, but there’s still plenty of time for Universal to tone things down in time for the July release. Per her post: “Among the objectionable scenes is one in which Bruno — a gay Austrian fashionista played by Baron Cohen — appears to have anal sex with a man on camera. In another, the actor goes on a hunting trip and sneaks naked into the tent of one of the fellow hunters, an unsuspecting non-actor.”
Awesome. We actually think this is yet another good sign about the quality of the flick, as some of our favorite comedies were deemed NC-17 before they were edited down for a R-rating.
Like what? Why we’re glad you asked! The 40-Year-Old Virgin (“pervasive sexual content, language and some drug use”), American Pie (“strong sexuality, crude sexual dialogue, language and drinking, all involving teens”), Clerks (“extensive use of extremely explicit sex-related dialogue”), Pink Flamingos (“a wide range of perversions in explicit detail”), Showgirls (“nudity and erotic sexuality throughout, and for some graphic language and sexual violence”), and the universally underloved Zack and Miri Make a Porno (“strong crude sexual content including dialogue, graphic nudity and pervasive language”).
Also, while it’s not a comedy, remember the rating drama we told you about with Slumdog Millionaire? And just look how well that all turned out for Danny Boyle…