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November 29, 2013 10:54 AM
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Evan Rachel Wood Calls Out the MPAA for Sex Scene Double Standards on Deleted 'Charlie Countryman' Scene

Shia Labeouf and Evan Rachel Wood in "Charlie Countryman"

Actress Evan Rachel Wood took to Twitter after she saw the latest cut of her new film "Charlie Countryman," which was released two weeks ago.  The new cut, which received an R rating from the MPAA, does not include parts of a love scene in which Shia Labeouf's character performs oral sex on Wood's character.  The Twitter rant was broken up with ellipses and was posted Wednesday evening (though she corrected the grammar and reposted some of the posts Thanksgiving morning).  Here it is in its entirety:

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  • Vaurnj | December 1, 2013 7:00 AMReply

    Ms Woods, seems to forget performing oral sex on a female is considered RAPE as per Feminists and a certain University in Ohio despite the fact, the female victim at the time of the encounter NEVER indicated any distress. However, after the incident was depicted ironically on "FILM" it's R-A-P-E and the legal system sprang into action. Sorry Ms Woods the MPAA perhaps was SCARED of being part of "RAPE Culture" and bowing to FEMINISTS!!!

  • slice | December 1, 2013 8:20 AM


    You got it twisted--the young girl in the Steubenville case---that WAS rape for the simple damn fact that she was UNCONSCIOUS and obviously not able to give consent to what happened to her---those two guys took advantage of her knowing damn well she was in no shape or state to give consent, and basically treated her like she was their public property to mess around with. If that's the case you're referring to, yes, if was rape. You need to educate yourself on the meaning of the word, because you obviously don't know what the heck it means.

    And Wood isn't the first or even the last actress to have complained about this---she right about our society being so hung up about sex, especially when it comes to showing a woman's pleasure (especially in mainstream film, where it's always about the man's pleasure) the censors will hurry up and cut this and that out with the quickness. I mean, people can blow each other to kingdom come in pictures, but God forbid you show a woman enjoying a sexual act that's not about the man--ooooooooh!

    And yes, that film THIS FILM IS NOT YET RATED is worth watching since it't the only film to date that shows you exactly how the ratings system actually works,and who decides what ratings to slap on what film.

  • jim | December 1, 2013 12:33 AMReply

    Evan Rachael, I disagree with you on one point. I get off as much as my girlfriend when I preform cunnilingus on her. Yum :)

  • Jack | November 30, 2013 10:23 PMReply

    "Accept that grown women are sexual beings,"

    I don't think a deletion of s sex scene is denying such a fact, Rachel.

  • Mark Hampton | November 30, 2013 2:52 PMReply

    Brown Bunny is ok, but feigning cunnilingus in an action film isn't?

    I actually enjoy giving my wife oral pleasure, and she gets off better than the usual way.

    Are Rob Ford and I the only ones who understand that giving a woman oral pleasure is oftentimes the best way of making them happy? And when they are happy, we are VERY happy. Most men are morons sometimes...

  • protean | November 30, 2013 4:06 PM

    Go watch Blue Is The Warmest Color. I'm sure you can find some cunnlingus SOMEWHERE....

  • Turney | November 30, 2013 1:42 PMReply

    Oh give me a break. We are talking about a movie that was very poorly reviewed. Who cares how it was rated? And spare us the lectures on feminism by an actress who offers herself up for exploitation by any male with the money and clout to make a movie. I guess she's saying that she wasn't exploited enough?

  • Turney | November 30, 2013 1:54 PM

    I hope this sends a message to the MPAA and Hollywood that we want to see our favorite female actresses' heads bobbing in the laps of their male co-stars. It's not like oral sex might be deemed gross and demeaning.

  • Lenny | November 29, 2013 4:59 PMReply

    I'm glad to see that the MPAA have issued a response

  • fanny | November 29, 2013 12:07 PMReply

    I think it's ridiculous that violence is basically ignored but sexuality is consistently censored. Ask yourself - which is worse?

  • Jack | November 30, 2013 10:36 PM

    @AHSOKA: To according to your wonderful, sound logic if there were less violence and more expletive sex scenes there would be less hate and less violence. I'm not saying that I support violence in movies, but your post is typical post of someone who usually busts a nut when MPAA slaps on a NC-17 rating or decides to delete a sex scene. "This is one of the main problems with society" ... I would hope that you were just being melodramatic and realize that a group of parents who think a sex scene, expletive enough to raise some uncomfortable eyebrows, would be considered a"main problem(s) with society." I hope you are under 30 of age to speak for your naivety and stupidity.

  • Jack | November 30, 2013 10:30 PM

    I believe the right question to ask which, in terms of personal views and everyday reflection, is which is more influential to the viewer: sex & nudity or violence? It would be hard press to say violence. Let's face it, you just want to see more tits, body grinding (not the dance kind) and head bobbing going on and say it's art and that it fits the narrative.

  • Ahsoka | November 29, 2013 4:22 PM

    You are so right about that. This is one of the main problems with society. And people wonder why the world is so violent and filled with hate.

  • Truthie | November 29, 2013 12:01 PMReply

    watch This Film Is Not Rated (2006) - The MPAA is made up of concerned mommies and daddies, not people that know anything about film. They are unmoderated, offer no appeal to their ratings and bully/threaten distributors into giving them the cut they want.

    Sounds like we should cut them.

  • Michael Allen | November 29, 2013 11:41 AMReply

    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford would agree, as I do.

  • Joe H. | November 29, 2013 11:28 AMReply

    lol. I wouldda enjoyed to see that scene :P