The highly anticipated DC movie Birds of Prey has received an X-rating. Margot Robbie, who will reprise her role as the popular anti-hero Harley Quinn, opened up about how the adults-only rating fits the movie.
The new film is the first DC Comics adaptation to get an X-rating. To many this came as a surprise, given that the flick is a spin-off from 2016’s Suicide Squid, which was rated PG-13. It turns out that is was primarily Margot Robbie’s desire to increase the age rating, because this would allow her to tell Harley’s story without restrictions.
“I did feel like I had to censor myself a lot, obviously to suit a [PG-13] rating, and a lot of the characters that exist in the DC world, to be honest, are quite sexist. And a lot of them, Huntress for example, have serious sexual needs, are seriously horny, like Harley. But I felt like sometimes you can’t really go as deep with those things if you have to censor yourself. And I thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be liberating if we didn’t have to worry about that?’ and really go for it, and then later in the edit kind of find where the tone of movie lies.”
Birds of Prey director Cathy Yan shared a similar sentiment, expressing the rating would allow the characters’ story where she felt it needed to go, saying: “The women are unabashedly themselves and very erotic in the movie. It was very liberating to have the nudity that we wanted to have and (to) show (the characters) for who they are.”
Margot’s co-star, Mary Elizabeth Winstead who plays Huntress, was equally enthusiastic, noting:
“I think it’s very true to who Harley is…She’s the one telling the story, so we see it through her eyes and her eyes are quite poppy and creative and unlike anything else,… I think it’s totally uninhibited in every way. That’s what it felt like shooting it. We got to do whatever we wanted. We got to improv. We’re throwing around curse words.”
Birds of Prey hits theaters on February 7, 2020.
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