Fans of Stephen King’s IT wondered if the novel’s group sex scene would be in the movie:
am I the only one who’s wondering how #ITMovie is going to handle the SUPER WEIRD tween sex scene the book has??
— Kristen Bonardi Rapp (@kristenrapp) July 28, 2017
Gonna s see #ITMovie later today. Can’t wait to see if they included the sex scene this time. ?
— Charlie McGee (@rainasrubble) September 8, 2017
— Aaron Bogert (@srsmoonlight87) March 29, 2017
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:
Thanks for not adding the weird sex thing, Hollywood. I was petrified that you’d make that choice. #ITMovie
— Sonny Griffin (@whiskyboywonder) September 9, 2017
12 year old me let down by no sex scene in 1990: understandable. 39 year old me let down by no sex scene in 2017: Wait, what? #ITMovie
— Blogged Your Mom (@bloggedyourmom) September 8, 2017
Either way, IT is breaking box office records and fans can’t seem to get enough:
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) September 8, 2017
— Variety (@Variety) September 8, 2017
#ITMovie it is endearing, funny, nostalgic, scary, a perfect ride.
— Jason Cage (@ohayobrother) September 8, 2017
Saw #ITMovie last night. Can’t remember the last time I was so impressed with the performances in a movie. Kids were just fanfreakintastic.
— Dinosaur Dracula (@DinosaurDracula) September 8, 2017
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#Itmovie : 9.0/10??
Seriously one of the best horror film. Tense/Suspense/Great character/ Great pace/ 2hours not a minute wasted
— MNMN ® (@NafysNawi) September 8, 2017