Animated Flick “Sausage Party” Was Almost Rated NC-17

Waiter? There's a hair in my falafel.

By Evan Bleier

 
“Sausage Party” Almost Lost Its R-Rating Due to Food Porn
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12 August 2016

You may never look at lunch the same way again.

Sausage Party, an animated food flick about Frank the hot dog and Brenda the bun falling in love, written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, opens in theaters today.

The raunchy computer-generated comedy initially received an NC-17 rating from the Motion Picture Association of America, which would have barred anyone under 17 from seeing the film even with a parent's permission.  About 18 frames had to be cut to get it down an R.

As Rogen told Howard Stern, the biggest trim involved a food orgy and the character Lavash.

“There is a pita bread, and you see his ball sack in the end orgy," Rogen explained. "And it had hair on it. And they asked we remove the hair from the pita bread’s ball sack. So we digitally shaved the pita bread’s ball sack and removed the hair from it.”

Fortunately, we expect there’s still more than enough action left in the film to satisfy just about anyone’s appetite for food porn.

Hope they didn’t forget to use condiments.

Also, just in case the idea of hairy flatbread balls didn't whet your appetite to see the film (we've no idea why), Sony has released this prank video of Rogen reminding New Yorkers at grocery stores that their food has feelings by speaking through a creepy cantaloupe and other foods.

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