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Florence Pugh’s nude Oppenheimer scene covered up by CGI black dress in Middle East

Florence Pugh’s nude Oppenheimer scene covered up by CGI black dress in Middle East

The movie was changed for release in India and the Middle East

A nude scene in the movie Oppenheimer featuring star Florence Pugh has been edited in some countries to cover the actor with a plain black dress.

It's no secret that there has been a huge build-up to the release of Barbie and Oppenheimer, with the two diametrically opposed movies being the subject of memes and comparisons across the globe.

Oppenheimer follows the life of theoretical physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer, played by Peaky Blinders' Cillian Murphy.

Oppenheimer is remembered largely for his work on the Manhattan Project which led to the development of the atomic bomb.

However, it seems the film has proven controversial in more ways than one after a nude scene featuring star Florence Pugh was edited for the film's release in the Middle East and India.

Florence Pugh starred in Oppenheimer.
Samir Hussein/WireImage

Pugh plays psychiatrist and physician Jean Tatlock, who had a relationship Oppenheimer.

The edited scene happens when Oppenheimer is sat naked across from Communist Party member Tatlock, who is reclining in a chair as they converse.

In the unedited version, the actor is topless in the chair during the scene.

However, a version of the film shown in India and the Middle East has the scene edited to cover up Pugh with a black dress as she sits in the chair.

Censoring scenes involving nudity is reportedly normal practice when movies wants to secure a film's release in countries with stricter rules around nudity on screen.

The scene was altered to include a black dress.
Universal Pictures

These include India and countries in the Middle East, many of whom have laws in place which don't allow for nudity to be shown in movies on general release.

Oppenheimer was tweaked so that it could be given a U/A certification in India.

According to India's Central Board of Film Certification, a U/A film 'can contain moderate adult themes, that is not strong in nature and can be watched by a child below 12 years of age under parental guidance'.

The flick also drew controversy in India for Oppenheimer's use of the line: "I am become death, destroyer of worlds". This is a quote from the Bhagavad Gita, which is one of the most important Hindu scriptures. It features a conversation between a Prince and his guide Krishna as a battle rages around them.

Oppenheimer had recalled the quote after seeing the atomic bomb detonate, however in the movie he uses the quote during an earlier sex scene with Tatler.

The movie has had a strong opening weekend, raking in $180 million globally, and $82.4 million in North America.

Featured Image Credit: Samir Hussein/WireImage Universal Pictures

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