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
Hugh Jackman in X-Men: Days of Future Past
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?