MPAA Objects to Bruno’s Naked Hunting Trip


Like Borat before it, Sacha Baron Cohen's upcoming gay-pranking comedy Bruno has been hit with an NC-17 rating following its first submission to the MPAA, reports the Wrap's Sharon Waxman. Since Fox paid $42 million for the rights to this thing and there's no chance they'd release it in June without an R rating, Baron Cohen will likely have to trim scenes in which he "appears to have anal sex with a man on camera" and "goes on a hunting trip and sneaks naked into the tent of one of the fellow hunters, an unsuspecting non-actor."

An earlier version of Waxman's story, posted last night, said another part deemed unacceptable was one in which "two naked men attempt oral sex in a hot tub, while one of them holds a baby." But in the comments, Waxman says a Universal spokesperson contacted her to clarify that "the hot tub scene is not on the list that the MPAA finds objectionable." So we won't even have to wait for the DVD to see that one.

Exclusive: Ratings Board Slaps Baron Cohen's 'Bruno' Film With NC-17 [Wrap]