Male genitalia should get top billing for The Hangover: Part II, as it makes a few special appearances alongside Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zack Galafianakis. The Hollywood Reporter has noticed a pattern in the “exposure,” so-to-speak, of penises in films like Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Borat. *SPOILER ALERT* If you’re going to see the sequel to the 2009 hit this weekend, don’t sit near your kids (better yet, leave them at home). Perhaps the R rating is not enough, given that the appendage is shown.
Legendary producer Ivan Reitman told the Reporter, “The reason it works is the matter-of-fact quality in which it’s presented. And this is why it’s so well-directed. It’s almost done in passing so the comedic value is more effective.” Reitman also commented that showing penises on film “is a last-frontier thing.”
FYI, the MPAA allowed penises to be shown in R-Rated films, as long as they are not erect. Ok, then.