The trailer for “Don’t Worry Darling” hints at an oral sex scene. A sequence partly censored in the trailer, says director Olivia Wilde.
Don’t Worry Darlingconfirmation for Olivia Wilde?
Olivia Wilde first rose to prominence as an actress. We had seen him join the team of Dr House from 2007. Then, in the cinema, she appeared in Tron: Legacy (2010), Cowboys and Invaders (2011) or even Time Out (2011). But since 2019, the actress has also become a director to follow with Booksmart. A first feature film well received by the American public and critics. He is currently available on Netflix.
The filmmaker is now seeking to confirm with Don’t Worry Darling, which could take her to another sphere in Hollywood. Led by an impressive cast (Florence Pugh, Harry Styles, Chris Pine), the film follows a housewife in the 1950s who lives in an isolated community. A “dream life” for her, until she understands that something is going on in this community…
Don’t Worry Darling has been attracting attention for a while now. And all the more so in recent days when Olivia Wilde revealed that she had to fire Shia LaBeouf from her film to protect her actress Florence Pugh. The principal concerned then reacted and contradicted the version of the director, explaining that he left the project on his own and that he was never fired.
Sex that shocks the MPA
Beyond this release, it is the content of the film that has already been talked about several times. Soon enough, reports announced an intense sex scene with Florence Pugh. A sequence confirmed by the trailer. But precisely, the trailer would have been partly censored because of this scene (at 2min05 of the video below), as Olivia Wilde explained to Associated Press.
The director wanted to show more from the promotional video. But the MPA (Motion Picture Association of America) would intervened at the last moment for her to cut some shots from the trailer.
Many things had to be removed from the trailer. The MPA fell on me at the last moment and I had to withdraw some plans, which upset me.
She goes on to say that, according to her, the problem comes froma refusal to represent female pleasure.
Obviously, we live in a still very puritanical society. I think the lack of eroticism in American cinema is fairly new. And so when it comes to female pleasure, it’s something you see even less often, unless you go on the side of queer cinema.
Fortunately for the director, the film itself does not seem to have been subject to censorship. We imagine then that the final result will be all the more striking. Olivia Wilde has again explained that her desire with Don’t Worry Darling is of ” to provoke » and that the audience « don’t feel safe ». That promises.
Don’t Worry Darling will come out in theaters September 21 after a preview presentation at the Deauville Festival.