The BBFC: making rape scenes consensual since 1912

Thursday August 25th 2011


From the BBFC’s Extended Classification Information for 3D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy, released this morning:

Before the film was classified ’18’, the BBFC required cuts in two scenes. In the first scene, a man rapes a woman, with the woman then going on to enjoy the sex. The scene is shot in the same eroticised style as the rest of the film and creates the impression that rape can be an enjoyable and exciting erotic experience. The scene was cut to remove the non consensual set up, leaving a purely consensual sex scene.

New challenge: re-cut The Accused as a quirky rom-com.