Sex between VERY attractive people shouldn’t affect your MPAA rating. If Leo DiCaprio and Brooklyn Decker have filthy, full frontal sex in the Yogi Bear movie, I think it should still get a PG or G. Whatever it originally got. Andy Samberg and Janeane Garofalo? NC-17. As such, I feel that the deletion of a Jon Hamm-Emily Browning sex scene to preserve a PG-13 rating for Sucker Punch is pretty silly. But then again, Sucker Punch looks pretty silly itself, so perhaps it’s all in keeping with a theme.
Browning states that in the final cut, Snyder had to edit the scene down so that she appeared less “into it.” That’s upsetting. The last thing you would want to convey to a young audience is that sex with the likes of Jon Hamm is anything less than mind-blowing. Sooner or later, teenage girls will find out what sex with Jon Hamm is really like. You’re just delaying the inevitable, MPAA.
Of course, Snyder is left with little choice but to obey the board after Watchmen fell flat with an R rating. Given the clusterfuckiness (industry term) of Sucker Punch, Snyder and Co. will need all the help they can get from dumb little kids that don’t know any better than to see this movie. (Playlist)