When a book gets turned into a movie, some of the key details may be altered in the adaptation process. For instance, in the book version of Congo, they chase gorillas away by deciphering their language and telling them to leave. In the movie, they saw them into meat with super lasers. Our point is, filmmakers sometimes make very wise choices. Here are six books with completely insane sex scenes that were sagely left out of the film versions.
5 The Preteen Sewer Gangbang In Stephen King's It
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It was the title of Stephen King's 18th published novel, as well as a TV miniseries adaptation starring Tim Curry as easily one of the top 5,000 scariest clowns of all time. Despite being more than three hours long, the TV version still had to make some major cuts. The easiest of which was hopefully the preteen gangbang in the sewers.
You read that right. The protagonists in It are six boys, age 12, and one girl, age 11. When they are traveling through the sewers after engaging in the "Ritual Of Chud," they get lost in the darkness and begin to panic. So, the only girl, Beverly, age 11, starts having sex with each of them. Aggressively.
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"All for one, and 69 for all."
Over the course of several pages, she convinces these 6th graders to take part in a sewer orgy. She's so young that she doesn't even have the vocabulary to describe it. "You have to put your thing in me," she tells the first one. And we say "first one" because she's not sure which of her friends she's demanding sex from. Three sentences later, she's picturing her father's face. That's how fucking weird this scene gets, and it started with "preteen sewer gangbang." One of the boys ends up having a giant cock-- giant enough that it threatens to become the main crisis in the already clown-murderer-infested tunnels -- and once she gets through that, the stuttering boy gets his turn. There's no mention of his penis size, but, by the time they're finished, his stutter is cured.
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"Another kid used to wet the bed till I got a hold of him. He hasn't peed in three years."
So, it's not really a question of why this scene was left out of the TV show, but why Stephen King wasn't immediately arrested. We understand defeating a clown requires you to embrace the darkness inside you, but no clown needs to be killed badly enough to turn multiple pages of your novel into child pornography.
4 The Impotence Joke In Kick-Ass 2 Was Originally A Brutal Rape Scene
There's a notable difference in tone between Kick-Ass 2's source material and film adaptation. The comic treated all of the crime and violence in a serious manner, while the movie turned it into a cross between Looney Toons and Animal House. One of the most disturbing scenes from the comic involves a murder rampage by The Motherfucker and his gang that kills hundreds of innocent people including police. During the attack, the gang also violently rapes Kick-Ass' love interest in her home, perhaps making the reader wonder why they didn't pick up a nice Superman story about tricking fifth-dimensional imps into saying their name backward.
The absolute best-case scenario here is that the writers had a long,
thoughtful conversation about the scene that still ended with, "Nah, it'll be fine."
As any nonmaniac would expect, this scene was drastically altered for the film version. The body count was lowered, and the violence became cartoonish. For example, one of The Motherfucker's henchmen kills two cops by putting a running lawnmower on the trunk of a car and driving backward into them. That's the kind of hilarious brutality you can share with the whole family.
As for that other thing, when The Motherfucker starts to take off his pants, the sexual assault turns into a slide-whistling boner joke. He can't perform, so he just orders his henchmen to beat her. This means that when they were making this movie, someone thought, "How can we get this horrific violation of a woman to be more ... funny?" And the solution they came up with was: remove all the boners. That's exactly the opposite of how jokes usually work, but we think we can all agree it was the right move in this one, and only, situation.