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Sacha Baron Cohen's 'Bruno' Given NC-17 Rating

Actor Sacha Baron Cohen accepts his award for 'Best Comedic Performance' onstage during the 2007 MTV Movie Awards held at the Gibson Amphitheatre on June 3, 2007 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images Entertainment)

Popular Films with NC-17 Ratings
Some of the most popular films have received an NC-17 rating, still, all were edited to be released as R rated films:

The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)
American Pie (1999)
American Psycho (1991)
Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)
Casino (1995)
The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
Kill Bill: Voll. 1 (2003)
Natural Born Killers (1994)
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Requiem For a Dream (2000)
Saw (2004)
Saw II (2005)
Saw III (2006)
Saw IV (2007
Showgirls (1995)
Scream (1996)
Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)

Sacha Baron Cohen's newest film Bruno apparently has too much sexy time for the Motion Picture Association of America.

After it's first pass with the MPAA, the film, which features Cohen as an openly gay Austrian fashionista, was assigned an NC-17 rating, meaning it is only suitable for adult audiences.

The rating is often assigned to films that feature sex, violence, drug use or other behavior that is inappropriate for children under 17, even if they are accompanied by their parents.

The creator of Borat is known for pushing buttons, but a spokesperson for the film told The Wrap the NC-17 rating is not a kiss of death for the film.

"On it's first submission the film did not receive an R, but it is far too early to say that there is any struggle to get there as the process is only at its inception," a representative from Universal Pictures said.

Still, it seems the film will have to be toned down extensively to receive at least an R rating. According to E!, the board took issue with at least three inappropriate scenes. One features the flamboyant Bruno engaging in sex with another man, another where he sneaks totally naked into a tent occupied by another man and the last where he stages a photo shoot with toddlers, administers liposuction to the chubby ones, then throws them from buildings in the name of art and dresses them up as baby Hitlers.

What's wrong with that? It sounds like some wholesome family fun.

Universal Pictures apparently refuses to release a movie with an NC-17 rating. So Baron Cohen has no choice but to edit the questionable scenes before the film's July 10 release.

Hilarious photos of Baron Cohen in a Milan fashion show where he crashed the Agatha Ruiz De La Prada catwalk:
  • Sacha Baron Cohen in Sacha Baron Cohen Crashes The Agatha Ruiz De La Prada Catwalk
  • Sacha Baron Cohen in Sacha Baron Cohen Crashes The Agatha Ruiz De La Prada Catwalk
  • Sacha Baron Cohen in Sacha Baron Cohen Crashes The Agatha Ruiz De La Prada Catwalk
  • Sacha Baron Cohen in Sacha Baron Cohen Crashes The Agatha Ruiz De La Prada Catwalk
  • Sacha Baron Cohen in Sacha Baron Cohen Crashes The Agatha Ruiz De La Prada Catwalk
  • Sacha Baron Cohen in Sacha Baron Cohen Crashes The Agatha Ruiz De La Prada Catwalk
  • Sacha Baron Cohen in Sacha Baron Cohen Crashes The Agatha Ruiz De La Prada Catwalk
  • Sacha Baron Cohen in Sacha Baron Cohen Crashes The Agatha Ruiz De La Prada Catwalk
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