Kevin Smith‘s new film, “Zack and Miri Make a Porno“, looks like a big win to me. The flick follows Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks’ attempt to bring themselves out of debt by shooting amateur porn. After killing it with Clerks 2 (and finally washing Jersey Girl behind him), I’m pretty sure that he can do no wrong.
Recently the film was screened for the
soul sucking MPAA, who stamped a fat NC-17 rating on it. Making minimal cuts, Smith won his appeal to drop the rating to R. Let’s see what Yahoo has to say about it…
“We didn’t set out to make an NC-17 film. That’s just commercial suicide,” Smith told The Associated Press.
The NC-17 rating would have prohibited anyone younger than 17 from seeing it. With an R rating, those under 17 can see it in the company of an adult.
“Zack and Miri,” due out Oct. 31 from the Weinstein Co., stars Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks as best friends and roommates who try to make a homemade porn flick to dig themselves out of debt.
Smith said the MPAA ratings board objected to two sex scenes involving co-stars Jason Mewes and Katie Morgan. After the movie’s initial NC-17 rating, Smith said he trimmed those scenes as far as he was willing to go but was unable to convince the board to lower the rating.
“They felt it was rather sexually graphic. My point is, it was comically graphic. All the sex in the movie with the exception of one scene is very cartoonish, very campy,” Smith said. “It wasn’t designed to titillate.”
Who has 2 thumbs and is stoked for this movie? This guy.