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Stephen King Reckons There’s Something Weirder Than Child Orgy Scene In ‘It’

Stephen King Reckons There’s Something Weirder Than Child Orgy Scene In ‘It’

Hype for the movie adaptation of Stephen King's classic horror novel It was gathering an incredible pace before it was finally released to the world this week.

Before the premiere, fans were reading the book for the first time or reliving the story all over again so that they could soak up all the small details that might be missed in the film.

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But some were very quick to point out that one scene in particular should be definitely left out. For those unaware of what that is, well, strap yourselves in because it's about to get weird.

The novel is split into two parts, one where the main characters are children and then nearly three decades later when they're grown up.

Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

The kids, known as the Losers' Club, defeat the murderous shape-shifter towards 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 (They'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? Sure, Jan).

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As 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."

Apparently, Stephen King doesn't miss anything and describes 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."

King tried to explain the section on a forum in 2013, saying: "I wasn't really thinking of the sexual aspect of it. The book dealt with childhood and adulthood -1958 and Grown Ups. The grown ups 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."

But he's backed up his decision to write that section when Vulture approached him for a comment, saying: "To it I'd just add that it's fascinating to me that there has been so much comment about that single sex scene and so little about the multiple child murders. That must mean something, but I'm not sure what."

It's a fairly accurate point to make considering that there has been no backlash in the lead up to the movie's release, or after, about the number of children being murdered.

Featured Image Credit: PA/Warner Bros. Pictures

Topics: IT, Horror film, Stephen King

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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