Actress Emily Browning has criticized the MPAA's treatment of a love scene she filmed with Jon Hamm for forthcoming action flick Sucker Punch , written and directed by Zack Snyder.
I had a very tame and mild love scene with Jon Hamm. It was like heavy breathing and making out. It was hardly a sex scene... I think that it's great for this young girl to actually take control of her own sexuality. Well,
the MPAA doesn't like that. They don't think a girl should ever be in control of her own sexuality because they're from the Stone Age. I don't know what the fuck is going on and I will openly criticize it, happily. So essentially, they got Zack
to edit the scene and make it look less like she's into it. And Zack said he edited it down to the point where it looked like he was taking advantage of her. That's the only way he could get a PG-13 (rating) and he said, 'I don't want to send
that message.' So they cut the scene!
Sucker Punch has rightly been hailed as one of the nastiest films of all time.
Even critics who turned a blind eye to the sexual agenda of last year's Kick-Ass --- which featured a foul-mouthed 11-year-old female assassin --- have turned on this film's fetishised slutty schoolgirls and
its drooling misogyny .
Even some of the teen fans who normally applaud celluloid sex and violence have denounced it. One warned apocalyptically: Sucker Punch goes beyond awful to become a commentary on the death of movie-making. Hailed as
one of the nastiest films of all time, Sucker Punch has been given a 12A certificate
Irresponsible: Hailed as one of the nastiest films of all time, Sucker Punch has been given a 12A certificate
But hardly anyone has noticed that Sucker Punch is the most glaring example yet of the failure of our certification system.