Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Director promotes, er, fears his own film's hot sex scenes...

Per the IMDB:

Liman Fears Jolie and Pitt's Sex Scenes Will Spark Movie Boycott

Director Doug Liman fears the shocking sex scenes between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in new movie Mr. & Mrs. Smith are so realistic, fans of Pitt's estranged wife Jennifer Aniston will boycott the film. Pitt and Jolie have repeatedly denied reports they started a passionate affair on the movie's set, causing the heart-throb's high-profile split from Aniston in January. But Liman is terrified Aniston's loyal admirers will see the graphic onscreen love-making and presume he has captured their moment of betrayal on film. And his anxieties sparked a vicious war of words with producer Dave Matalon, who wanted to delete the scenes to avoid losing audience figures. Liman says, "Matalon said, 'I don't want to lose that audience of people who are huge Jennifer Aniston fans, who are going to hate Angelina Jolie because the sex scene's too sexy. People will see the sex scene and say, 'Oh that's how Angie did it'. It'll be like , 'She used her wiles to seduce him'."

So...Limen "is terrified" by the sex scenes in his movie, but also had "a vicious word of wars" with his producers who supposedly wanted to cut the scenes.

Man, does this smell of...baloney. My favorite bit is the intimation that the scenes are so completely hot that people will think he actually filmed the actors in the midst of actually having sex. Not just sex, but the very "moment of betrayal."

Er...yeah. Sure.


At 12:00 PM, Anonymous Prankster said...

Dude, it's imdb. You should ignore the editorializing of the person who posted the article and just pay attention to the quote (which he probably just tossed off casually).

This is imdb trying to create a tempest in a teapot, not Liman.

At 12:41 PM, Anonymous Terrahawk said...

I thought the sex scene in the trailer really threw off the pace for what the trailer seemed to be trying to achieve. You start off with the typical "neither knew the other's secret life," "she tried to kill me," and the like. I guess attempted murder is a turn-on. Personally, the trailer had me interested up to that point.

At 3:43 PM, Blogger Brad said...

Interesting that people are trying to talk up a sex scene in a PG-13 movie.

At 11:33 AM, Blogger Tim Lehnerer said...

Why, it's almost as if the publicist is expecting a sex scene with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to make people want to see the movie!


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