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Director received unsimulated blowjob in controversial extremely x-rated movie

Director received unsimulated blowjob in controversial extremely x-rated movie

Cheryl Tiegs and Chloë Sevigny star in the controversial film from director Vincent Gallo

Films are regularly called ‘controversial’, but most pale in comparison to this one.

Forget people being annoyed at the new Lion King being called live action - this movie led to a film critic being called a 'fat pig' and the director being booed at his own premiere.

All of this comes from a range of reasons, most prominently that the director had his co-star perform unsimulated oral sex on him in the film’s most controversial scene.

Here’s the trailer:

The film in question is 2003’s The Brown Bunny, directed by and starring Vincent Gallo – a polarising filmmaker.

It focuses on the director-star as a motorcycle racer, who travels across the country hoping to meet women to distract him from his one true love, Daisy, played by Chloë Sevigny.

The film premiered at Cannes Film Festival, with as close to a ‘mixed reaction’ as can possibly be.

While members of Gallo’s camp claim that the film received 10 minutes of standing ovation, other sources claim the director’s name was jeered whenever it appeared on screen.

Gallo and Sevigny. (Sony)
Gallo and Sevigny. (Sony)

Legendary film critic Roger Ebert famously hated the film, calling it the ‘worst’ to ever be screened at Cannes.

This started a high profile spat between Gallo and Ebert, with Gallo calling Ebert a ‘fat pig with the physique of a slave trader’.

Ebert hilariously stated that a colonoscopy would be more entertaining than The Brown Bunny – and said that while he was indeed fat, ‘one day [he] will be thin, and [Gallo] will still be the director of The Brown Bunny.

The pair eventually squashed their beef, in part due to Roger Ebert giving a re-cut version of the film a more favourable rating of three out of four.


The film’s most controversial scene involved Sevigny giving Gallo an unsimulated blowjob.

While this may be spoilers, a wild detail is that the scene ended up being a vision – and didn’t actually happen – as Daisy had overdosed years earlier.

So, it didn’t happen in the film, but did happen in real life.

Reports state that Sevigny was not the original star of the film, as the role was offered to Jennifer Jason Leigh – who claims she turned it down as she was in a relationship at the time.

Actor’s may be cool with their partner’s kissing for a job, but you’d imagine that may have been a harder sell.

Featured Image Credit: Sony Pictures

Topics: Film and TV, Sex and Relationships