Friday, March 22, 2019

5 Off My Head: PG-13 For Bottoms

A bit ago I railed against the rumor that Paramount is trying to cut the butts out of the Elton John bio-pic Rocketman -- the butts themselves, while no doubt very fine (I mean look at Richard Madden's), aren't really the point; the point is the gay male intimacy they're more than willing to jettison in favor of a sexless (yet financially successful) travesty like Bohemian Rhapsody. And it didn't even occur to me in the heat of the moment -- thanks to commenter Carl for pointing it out -- that PG-13 movies are fine with butts. (Hello PG rated Leonard Whiting in Romeo & Juliet, seen above.) This is all a thin gruel excuse, because a butt doesn't get you an R rating at all. In fact it's really very easy to think up multiple examples, so here are five I grabbed off the top of my head...

Cam Gigandet in Burlesque

Lou Diamond Phillips in La Bamba
(an important one for actual 13-year-old me)

Ewan McGregor in The Ghost Writer

Daniel Craig in Casino Royale,
complete with child-friendly ball torture sequence


What are your fave PG-13 Butts?


Johnnie said...

I remember being like 10 and seeing La Bamba and that scene. Yep! One of my favorites was Jeff Bridges in Starman.

Anonymous said...

Peter Facinelli in "Supernova"

Jason Adams said...


Adam said...

Omg please do a Part II!

Chris Pratt in Passengers
Jai Courtney in Terminator: Genisys
Bill Paxton in Weird Science
Tyler Posey in Truth or Dare
Kevin Costner in Dances with Wolves
The locker room scene in Steel Magnolias
Rami Malek in Need for Speed
Charlton Heston and co. in Planet of the Apes
Channing Tatum in The Vow
Clint Eastwood in Escape from Alcatraz

Carl said...

Thanks for the shoutout! There's so many, but here are some of my faves:

David Lyons in Eat Pray Love
Scott Eastwood in The Longest Ride
James McAvoy in Becoming Jane (which is actually rated PG!!!!!)
Dermot Mulroney in The Wedding Date
Eric Bana in The Time Traveler's Wife
Ben Stiller in Along Came Polly
Steve Carrell in Get Smart
Jeffrey Dean Morgan in PS I Love You (absolute personal fave)

Anonymous said...

Rami Malek became SO HETERO after Bohemian Rhapsody. Even his wardrobe became boring ending with that uniform every Best Actor winner ever has always worn. Plus that cringy kiss...