28 November 2013 11:41 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

As we know by now with the MPAA: violence good, sex bad. And so today brings with it another tale of a movie that has made the ratings body just a bit too hot under the collar, but it also happens to be one of the biggest films of the year: "The Wolf Of Wall Street." THR reports that Martin Scorsese's upcoming epic—with the trade also confirming recent reports that it runs 2 hours and 59 minutes—was initially returned with an NC-17 rating thanks to "abundant, explicit sex (not to mention drugs)." Of course, no major studio movie is ever going to get released with an Nc-17, so trims, cut and edits were made (though it's not clear how extensive they were) to ensure the movie got an R rating, and it seems everyone is happy (or at least not making their concerns public). That quite can't be said »


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