Controversial Scene From Stephen King’s ‘IT’ Not Included In The New Film—And With Good Reason

September 9th, 2017

Fans of Stephen King’s IT wondered if the novel’s group sex scene would be in the movie:

Turns out the now-infamous scene, below, didn’t make it to the big screen:

Stephen King wrote in 2013 that he regretted including the orgy scene in the 1000-page novel:

“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.”

Moviegoers were relieved:

Or conflicted:

Either way, IT is breaking box office records and fans can’t seem to get enough:

H/T: EW, Hollywood Reporter, Uproxx