When Derek Cianfrance’s Blue Valentine was slapped with an NC-17 rating for a sad sex scene, Harvey Weinstein tried being polite. Now he’s trying something else. Hooray! Speaking to EW, Weinstein said, “How did Piranha 3D get an R and Blue Valentine gets an NC-17? If [Piranha 3D] got an NC-17, I’d be the first going, ‘All right, we gotta cut some of that stuff.’ It’s ridiculous — a penis got coughed up in the movie by a piranha! They show more in four scenes [in that movie] than we do in [all of Blue Valentine]! And ours is a serious love story. I don’t understand it. We’re going to have to overturn this. This is serious stuff. This could really hurt the movie.” That said, Weinstein says he’s not planning on cutting the film to get an R rating, and the awards that could come with it. “Derek doesn’t want to do it, I don’t think there’s any reason to do it, and of course I’m worried that if we don’t get the R it could jeopardize the business of the movie and more importantly my actors because they are eminently nominatable.” [EW]
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