Duncan Sheik Teases SPRING AWAKENING Movie; Filming in Spring 2013 & New Cast?

Wildcard
Broadway Legend
joined:6/21/06
While I would wish for this to be rated R, realistically a musical movie with a young cast would likely aim for PG-13. Too much $ at stake.
mybigsplash
Leading Actor
joined:4/30/08
"Totally ***ked" could not be done PG 13. Unless they cut the song.
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CurtainPullDowner
Broadway Legend
joined:11/4/04
hyperbole_and_a_half
Leading Actor
joined:3/21/11
I remember being stuck in a doctor's office waiting room and watching some teen soap opera where the school musical was Spring Awakening and thinking what high school in their right mind would do a show with nudity, masturbation, suicide, sadomasochism, child molestation, abortion, the F-bomb and bukake in it? Then I thought, well, isn't that the point?

What I am saying is: dumbing down Spring Awakening to a PG-13 rating by stripping out anything suggestive just to appease the uptight parents of teenagers seems to be 100% antithetical to its message. But who knows? Selling out worked for Rent.
CurtainPullDowner
Broadway Legend
joined:11/4/04
The bukake scene is essential.
Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
That's what they said about HELLO, DOLLY but the movie worked without it.
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FlowerChild67
Stand-by
joined:7/11/12
This is actually a conversation my friend and I often have had. While cutting out language and subect matter would indeed be almost ruining its message, if it was made into a PG-13 movie, so many more people could see it, and therefore be introduced and changed by its brilliance. I guess it's just a double-edged sword:/