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The Ten Page Child Orgy Was Cut From the ‘It’ Movie

So far It has been pulling fans in left and right. Deep-seated terror is what Stephen King wants us to face when we sit down and watch this movie.

 

Unfortunately, it’s hard to satisfy everyone when you’re adapting a novel from 1986. Thirty-one years ago can feel like a long time so, naturally, some things from the novel don’t make the movie cut. Hey… it happens.

 

However, there is one particular scene that was definitely not included in the It movie.

 

The Losers

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People have been up in arms about the child orgy scene from the novel that has been avoided in all TV and film adaptations. Within the novel there’s a point (approximately ten pages worth of a scene) in which Beverly, the only female member of the Losers, encourages all the boys to have sex with her (consensually) so they will be connected again in the future as the friends they are now.

 

The 2017 movie, instead, includes a chaste kiss near the end rather than anything sexual. However, readers and viewers looking back on the novel’s infamous orgy have labeled it as ‘disturbing’ and ‘sick’. So, we all had to know what the author was thinking writing a scene like that.

 

Stephen King

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Vulture discusses Stephen King’s statement on why the scene has created such an uproar. “I wasn’t really thinking of the sexual aspect of it… Intuitively the Losers knew they had to be together again. The sexual act connected childhood and adulthood,” King explains.

 

He then added: “It’s fascinating to me that there has been so much comment about that single sex scene and so little about the multiple child murders. That must mean something, but I’m not sure what.”

 

Thirty-one years definitely changed the world and what we think about certain social and moral aspects, but it seems that, once again, Stephen King is onto something with that last statement. 

 

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