Stephen King’s It has known fame since it first hit bookshelves in 1986. It spent 14 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list before Tim Curry took on the role of Pennywise in the 90s TV series adaptation.
Since then, those who grew up watching Curry’s terrifying portrayal of the clown (who are already creepy enough, thank you) were probably relishing in the fact that they wouldn’t have to see him again.
Wrong. Director Andres Muschietti brought the nightmare back to the big screen this past weekend, where it welcomed $123 million at the box office.
Though, it’s not just the reintroduction of Pennywise that had people talking.
It was how Muschietti planned on handling the infamous scene that earned King a fair amount of criticism when he first wrote it.
SPOILER ALERT Well, the simple answer is that Muschietti chose to handle it by not including it at all.
The scene I’m talking about is that – I’m just gonna come right out with it – sex scene among the pre teens. The scene obviously has context but without giving away too much from the book, all that you really need to know is King had a reason for writing it.
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