People have been getting very excited about the movie It being released. The flick is a remake of the original 1990 miniseries, based on Stephen King's book and tells the story of seven children who are stalked by a predatory, shape-shifting being referred to as It.

I reckon this movie sparked everyone's fear of clowns because It usually takes the form of a creepy looking one called Pennywise. Tim Curry played the original; the reboot will see Bill Skarsgard put his own spin on the eponymous being.

Check out the trailer here:

Credit: IT/New Line Cinema/Warner Bros

SPOILERS AHEAD!

But there is a segment in the book which I'm hoping gets left out of the movie. The novel is split into two parts, one where the main characters are children and then nearly three decades later when they've grown up.

The kids, known as the Losers' Club, defeat the killer shape-shifter at the end of the first segment, or so they think, but are stuck inside a network of tunnels that they can't seem to get out of. Right, you've just put an end to a merciless, demonic entity which has killed dozens of people in your town and you can't seem to navigate tunnels?

Putting that to one side, the Losers ponder about how they're going to get out of their predicament. Beverly, the only girl in the group, decides that the only way to bring unity back to the group is to have an all-out sex session.

The 11-year-old tells the six other boys of the same age: "You have to put your thing in me."

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Yep.

Apparently, Stephen King doesn't miss anything and explains, in detail, the orgy for a few pages: "Mike comes to her, then Richie, and the act is repeated. Now she feels some pleasure, dim heat in her childish unmatured sex, and she closes her eyes as Stan comes to her and she thinks of the birds."

Keep in mind the book is more than 1,100 pages so that's essentially a drop in the ocean.

You can't be surprised that the 1990 miniseries missed out this key detail and it will probably be skipped in this year's movie version. But the author decided to clear things up about the controversial scene on a blog saying: "I wasn't really thinking of the sexual aspect of it. The book dealt with childhood and adulthood --1958 and Grown Ups. The grownups don't remember their childhood. None of us remember what we did as children--we think we do, but we don't remember it as it really happened.

"Intuitively, the Losers knew they had to be together again. The sexual act connected childhood and adulthood. It's another version of the glass tunnel that connects the children's library and the adult library. Times have changed since I wrote that scene and there is now more sensitivity to those issues."

Stephen King has been controversial in several books. In the novel The Stand, the character called Trashcan Man gets the barrel of a gun inserted into his anus, while in Apt Pupil, a kid called Todd has a dream about raping a 16-year-old girl with a condom that delivers electric shocks from the tip.

Featured Image Credit: IT/New Line Cinema/Warner Bros

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

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