Seth Rogen + Kevin Smith = NC-17
Who would've thunk it?
At a press conference for his latest R-rated comedy, Pineapple Express, Seth Rogen revealed that his next film might get the dreaded NC-17 rating. He stars in Kevin Smith's latest, Zack and Miri Make a Porno, which is fighting for an R.
"I would say it's pretty dirty language-wise," said Rogen. "It does not seem that dirty to me. To me, it literally does not even register in my brain anymore."
In the film, two friends find their friendship tested when they decide to make a porno. Rogen thinks it's the sexual suggestions that freak out the ratings board, who seem to be fine with the violence of films like Hostel.
"I don't know why. To me, it's a mystery that you can show these horrific things but not some sexual stuff which everyone does."
Or maybe it's just the word porno. "It is like the number one industry in the universe. It's weird."
Right now, all Rogen can do is wait for a verdict. "I don't know what to do about it. I'm taking suggestions. But yeah, when I watch the movie, part of me thought, 'Yeah, let's just go for an NC-17 rating,' but when I watch it, I honestly don't think it deserves it."