‘Don’t Worry Darling’ blew up the internet with its first trailer. This trailer included a scene in which Harry Styles’ character performs oral sex with Florence Pugh’s character at the table in her dining room. It turns out there were even more provocative scenes featured in the trailer if director Olivia Wilde got her way. He said he “fell hard” and was forced to remove additional scenes that were deemed too risqué.
“There are a lot of things we had to take away from the trailer,” Wilde said when asked by the AP about including “sex” in the trailer. That shot had to be cut, and I was upset because I thought they took it another notch, but of course we still live in a truly pure society. I think the lack of eroticism in American cinema is kind of new, and when it comes to female pleasure, it’s something you don’t see very often unless you’re talking about queer cinema.”
Wilde shared similar thoughts in her variety The cover story reads, “The best version of female pleasure you’ll see these days is in a queer movie. Why are we content with female pleasure when there are two women in the movie?” ‘s heterosexual sex scenes focus on men as pleasure recipients.”
In her AP interview, Wilde said, “People are already mad at me for this,” referring to the oral sex scene in the film. The idea is not to make you feel safe.”
“Don’t Worry Darling” lead actor Florence Pugh has expressed her frustration with the reaction to the film’s trailer. Pugh criticized viewers for reducing the entire film to one sex scene.
“If it’s just to see your sex scene or the most famous man in the world getting beaten up by someone, that’s not why we do it. That’s not why I’m in this industry.” Pugh said in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar. “Obviously the nature of hiring the most famous pop star in the world leads to having that kind of conversation. That’s not what I’m trying to discuss. . [this movie is] Bigger is better. And the people who built it are bigger and better than that. ”
“Don’t Worry Darling” will premiere at the Venice Film Festival on September 5th. Warner Bros. will release the film in theaters on September 23rd.