The First Omen Director Explains ‘Controversial’ Scene That Almost Caused An NC-17, And It Includes Full-Frontal Nudity


If you’ve been watching the lineup of upcoming horror movies set to release in 2024, you’re likely aware it’s brimming with sequels, prequels, and remakes. Among these, The First Omen has particularly grabbed my attention. It has already been screened for critics, and the consensus has been overwhelmingly positive, with one going so far as to say that the flick “f*cks harder than” they were anticipating. Interestingly, the film faced some challenges in obtaining an R-rating, according to the movie’s director, Arkasha Stevenson. The MPAA’s (Motion Picture Association of America) issues with the picture centered on a specific scene – not one involving a demon, but rather one depicting the female body.

In a recent interview with Collider, Stevenson disclosed that the root of the controversy with the MPAA’s rating was a depiction of female anatomy. She emphasized that the team aimed to present this aspect of body horror in a way that was respectful and humanizing rather than objectifying. However, this approach did not align with the MPAA’s standards. The filmmaker explained:  

I have trepidations about trying to understand their [MPAA] process. Initially, it was just this frontal shot of this hand coming out of the vagina. And the shot started before we started to be able to see this demon hand. And the compromise was to only go to the frontal image once you started to see this supernatural element infiltrating the image. So what that told me is that it wasn’t what was happening to the body that was offensive, it was the body, the image of the vagina, that was offensive. Which, you know, it’s 2024. There’s a lot of male frontal nudity, there’s a lot of female nudity, but the female nudity is in a sexual light. And it was interesting that this was what was going to push the boundary. But once we realized that that was going to be the battleground, I think everybody was in full force on our side, including the studio, to really get this image through.


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