Afternoon Delight was Censored for the R Rating
Too intense. That's often the reason that sex scenes have to be censored in a film that wants to have the "R" rating. That is an experience that director Jill Soloway had to make when she tried to get the MPAA rating for her independent film Afternoon Delight. Even though her friends advised her to show the film about a disillusioned mother/housewife with a female stripper in cinemas with an NC-17 rating, she was contractually obligated to deliver an "R"-rated cut.
In order to get that classification, she censored the film prior to submitting the film to the MPAA but that still wasn't good enough:
She had to cut out much more eventually:
As so many times before, Soloway thinks that the female perspective of sex was a problem:
In the US, a Blu-ray is scheduled for release on February 18th, 2014. Unfortunately, it will only contain the "R"-rated version.
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