Controversy leading up to the release Don’t worry, baby continued, when director Olivia Wilde revealed that she was “annoyed” at cutting the trailer because the sex scene between Harry Styles and Florence Pugh was deemed “too provocative”. In an interview with the Associated Press, Olivia said the Motion Picture Association (MPA) removed “a lot” from her original edit.
“There are a lot of things that have to be taken out of the trailer. The MPA took me and the trailer down at the last second and I had to cut some footage, which I was very upset about because I think they took it up another notch,” she said. “But of course, we are still living in a really pure society. I think that American films lacking sexiness are something new. Then when it comes to female pleasure, it’s something we don’t see very often unless you’re talking about weird cinema. You know, it’s interesting because in a lot of gay movies the female characters are allowed to have more fun. The audience is not so pure as the companies think. And people feel uncomfortable. I mean, people got annoyed with me for this. I think that’s a testament to the movie. We want to provoke. The idea is not to make you feel safe.”
Olivia’s emphasis on the film’s “sexiness” is a distinct (and seemingly overwhelming) point from the film’s main woman, Florence Pugh, who co-stars with Harry Styles, her ex-boyfriend. Olivia’s real life. In an August 2022 interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Florence expressed disappointment that the film’s sex scenes were the obvious focal point for the film’s promotion. She also pays close attention to Olivia’s decision to cast Harry in the lead role.
“When it’s reduced to your sex scenes, or to watching the most famous man in the world knock someone down, that’s not why we do it,” she said. there. “That’s not why I’m in this industry… Obviously, in the nature of hiring the most famous pop star in the world, you’re going to have those kinds of conversations. That’s not something I’m going to discuss because [this movie is] bigger and better than that. And the people who made it are greater and better than that.”
Don’t worry, baby will premiere at the Venice Film Festival on September 5 and in theaters on September 23. The film will be available to stream on HBO Max on November 7.
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