‘Rocketman’ Will Be Rated R for Sex, Drugs, and Presumably Rock ‘n’ Roll

Collider | 3/23/2019 | Vinnie Mancuso
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Not only is Taron Egerton providing his own voice to the fantasy-influenced Elton John biopic Rocketman, but the Kingsman star is also giving the world the valuable gift of an on-screen Elton who definitively, demonstrably ****. THR reports the film landed an R-rating for sex scenes and drug use.

Much scuttlebutt has been made about a reported love scene between Egerton’s Elton John and Richard Madden‘s John Reid, a former music manager. (Reid was also portrayed by Aidan Gillen in Bohemian Rhapsody, a film that 100% did not ****.) The Daily Mail reported that director Dexter Fletcher was under pressure from Paramount to cut at least part of the scene and maintain a PG-13 rating. The sequence in question—and please, if you’re standing I suggest you sit down and maybe grab smelling salts just in case—reportedly features “the F-word several times and includes brief rear nudity,...
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