Michelle Williams 'Proud' of Oral Sex Scene

Original NC-17 rating felt like a 'slap'

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 30, 2010 9:43 AM CST | Updated Dec 30, 2010 10:59 AM CST

(Newser) – Michelle Williams is pretty pleased with the oral sex scene that originally earned her film Blue Valentine an NC-17 rating. "I thought, 'I've never seen that before in a movie and I'm proud to be the first. Good on us for making that happen,’” she tells Reuters. “As the woman in the situation that was in question, I found absolutely nothing scandalous, tawdry or disgusting about it”—and when she saw the rating, which has since been reversed, “it shocked me. It felt like a slap on the hand." Click for more on the film's "messy," "toxic" sex scenes.

In this publicity image released by The Weinstein Company, Michelle Williams is shown in a scene from Blue Valentine.
In this publicity image released by The Weinstein Company, Michelle Williams is shown in a scene from "Blue Valentine."   (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company, Davi Russo)
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