Sacha Baron Cohen’s follow-up to the mega-hit Borat has been tagged with an NC-17 rating due to over-the-top sex scenes as well as racist humor.
Bruno is docu-comedy that finds Cohen portraying a gay Austrian fashionista. The movie is scheduled for a July release and was submitted to the Motion Picture Association of America for an initial rating.
The MPAA came back with the NC-17 rating for Bruno, and it has been reported that the rating was due to content in the movie that included a scene scenes where two naked men attempt oral sex in a hot tub, while one of them holds a baby. Another scene appears to show Bruno having anal sex with a man on camera, and yet another scene has Bruno sneaking naked into the tent of one of an unsuspecting non-actor while on a hunting trip.
A Universal spokesman confirmed the rating on Sunday, saying: “On its first submission the film did not receive an R but it is far too early to say that there is any struggle to get there as the process is only at its inception.”
Individuals close to the film say that Baron Cohen, Bruno’s writer and star, is “experimenting” and still “finding the film,” and tested two different versions with audiences in the past week. Both screenings, they said, were very successful.Rate This Post: