Evan Rachel Wood accuses MPAA of ‘shaming women for enjoying sex’ as censors cut steamy scene from film
Actress Evan Rachel Wood has come out swinging against the Motion Picture Association of America, after the organization censored a scene from her upcoming film Charlie Countryman that apparently depicted a woman receiving oral sex.
“I would like to share my disappointment with the MPAA, who thought it was necessary to censor a woman’s sexuality once again,” the actress began. “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:” natpo.st/ItG5Fz
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Jessica Lange photographed by Antonio Lopez, Paris 1974.
so it’s past midnight here
which means it’s technically my birthday
I AM NO LONGER A TEENAGER
I AM TWENTY YEARS OLD
I DON’T FEEL VERY TWENTY