No, the New 'IT' Adaptation Won't Have an Underage Orgy Scene

But the film did have some absurdly disturbing sex stuff in its initial shooting script
No, the New 'IT' Adaptation Won't Have an Underage Orgy Scene
This fall, Stephen King's IT will receive a second proper adaptation thanks to a highly-anticipated new movie from Andrés Muschietti. A scary clown, what a perfect idea for a horror movie, right? But anyone who's actually read King's book knows this story carries far more sinister — and frankly disgusting — plot points.

Specifically, the novel concludes with a bafflingly inappropriate sex scene involving all of the children at the centre of the book. No, we're not joking. Before you read on, note that there's both a spoiler and content warning as we're about to explain the disturbing details.

After a group of 11-year-olds defeat the scary clown, their friendship quickly erupts in an actual orgy. It starts when Beverly, the one girl in the group, tells her six male friends "You have to put your thing in me." Then, as if that weren't creepy enough, King writes this passage:

Mike comes to her, then Richie, and the act is repeated. Now she feels some pleasure, dim heat in her childish unmatured sex, and she closes her eyes as Stan comes to her and she thinks of the birds.

King has since said that he was trying to demonstrate the characters' evolution from childhood to adulthood, but couldn't he have shown that without an underage orgy? Regardless, that ridiculous scene has thankfully been cut from the film.

Earlier this week, the new version of IT received an R rating for "violence/horror, bloody images, and for language." Note there's no sexual content, meaning we won't have to endure an incredibly awkward conclusion.

According to ScreenGeek, however, the film's shooting script was even more perverse when the adaptation was still being helmed by Cary Fukunaga. 

Apparently the original shooting script included scenes where Beverly was raped by her father, a bully has sex with a sheep and masturbates on a birthday cake, and a scene where a rotting corpse-like woman sexually propositions an underage boy. In fact, some believe it was Fukunaga's refusal to censor these scenes that led to Muschietti stepping in to direct.

Thank goodness he did, because we might actually be able to watch IT without needing therapy afterwards. The adaptation arrives in theatres on September 8.