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Movie where Emma Stone has sex with an apple is about to drop in UK and it comes with a warning

Movie where Emma Stone has sex with an apple is about to drop in UK and it comes with a warning

The movie has been given an 18 rating

Emma Stone’s latest movie, which contains numerous sex scenes including one involving an apple, is set to land in the UK.

Poor Things, which premiered at the Venice International Film Festival where it won the Golden Lion, has already been released in the US, and will arrive at UK cinemas next month.

Stone plays Bella Baxter in Poor Things, which is based upon the 1992 novel of the same name by Alasdair Gray.

The movie centres on Bella, who is brought back to life by a scientist after taking her own life - with her life restored, Bella runs off with ‘debauched lawyer to embark on an odyssey of self-discovery and sexual liberation’.

You can probably guess from the description above that the movie contains a fair bit of sex and nudity and - as such - has been rated an 18 in the UK, with an R-rating in the US.

Emma Stone in Poor Things.
Searchlight Pictures

Poor Things contains ‘strong and pervasive sexual content, graphic nudity, disturbing material, gore and language’ and even comes with its own warning due to the full frontal nudity contained in the movie.

Opening up about her character, Stone said: “Sex is one aspect of Bella’s experiencing of everything, because there’s travel, there’s dance, there’s food, there’s politics, there’s the concept of money.

“But with sex, with the discovery of pleasure, I think it’s purely pleasure at the beginning and then it evolves.”

Poor Things director Yorgos Lanthimos said both he and Stone knew that due to the nature of the source material, the sex scenes played an important part in the movie.

The movie has an 18 rating in the UK.
Searchlight Pictures

He explained: "It was a very important part of her journey. We felt that we shouldn't shy away from it.

"It would feel very disingenuous to tell this story about this character who is so free and so open, and then be prude about the sexual aspect of it."

Lanthimos continued: "It was clear from the beginning, but also from the novel, from the script, from my discussions with Emma, as well, and how we came up with those scenes.

"She had to be free; there should be no judgment."

Stone is already receiving Oscar buzz for her role as Bella and Lanthimos was quick to heap praise on the star.

"She's just incredible," Lanthimos said.

"The vulnerability of it, the sensitivity and the humor of it — it's just so difficult to do. I just don't know how she did it."

If you fancy checking it out yourself, Poor Things is in cinemas on 12 January.

Featured Image Credit: Searchlight Pictures

Topics: TV and Film