What Ever Became of NC-17?

It was supposed to take the stigma off the X, but the dispute over a Michael Douglas movie shows how it failed

Four movie scenes coming soon -- or maybe not -- to a theater near you:

1. A man and a woman are making love in heated close-up. Suddenly she stabs him with an ice pick. "She is first having sex with him, then killing him," says one person who has seen the film. "And she doesn't do either gently."

2. A woman being interrogated by police about a murder uncrosses her legs and reveals she is wearing no panties.

3. A climactic attack is drenched in violence.

4. This is it, folks: "five minutes of pure, erotic sex and lovemaking."


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