On Tuesday, Sony announced its new “Clean Version” initiative that will allow viewers to watch certain Sony releases without all the dirty bits.
Seth Rogen, creator of banned art house film “The Interview,” implored Sony in a tweet to leave his movies alone.
Holy shit please don’t do this to our movies. Thanks. https://t.co/0lpoESaIQd— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) June 6, 2017
Rogen is known for his raunchy sense of humor and for casting himself as a man who inexplicably attracts women far more attractive than he is, even though his characters rarely have jobs and are often battling weed addictions.
As of now, none of Rogen’s films are on the list of 24 films that Sony has released up front as part of the project but it’s only a matter of time before young boys and girls will get to watch a kid-friendly version of “Knocked Up.”
Of course, what a kid-friendly version of “Knocked Up” would look like remains to be seen. Not to mention a kid-friendly version of “Pineapple Express.” And, of course, I would love to see what a cleaned-up copy of “The Interview” would look like.
In fact, now that I think about it, Sony might have to completely re-shoot all of Rogan’s movies with entirely new story lines and characters if they’re truly aiming to give viewers an inoffensive experience. So who knows? Maybe Seth Rogen will get lucky and Sony will decide it’s not worth it.
I wouldn’t hold your breath waiting for a clean version of “Sausage Party” but if you’re looking to throw a viewing party free of potty language, might I suggest Sony’s clean version of “Big Daddy”??????
Becky Scott is the editor of The Schmooze. Follow her on Twitter at @arr_scott