Movies are meant to entertain us, make us laugh, cry, and even inspire us. Hollywood is known for pushing boundaries, and sometimes this can lead to some incredibly controversial movie scenes.
While many of these scenes have been critical to the story or message of the movie, they have also sparked outrage and debate. Here are seven of the most controversial movie scenes in Hollywood.
1. The “Ra*e Scene” In ‘A Clockwork Orange’ (1971)
Stanley Kubrick’s ‘A Clockwork Orange‘ is considered a masterpiece of cinema, but the rape scene in the movie is one of the most disturbing and controversial scenes ever depicted in the film. The scene involves a group of young men violently attacking a woman while singing ‘Singin’ in the Rain‘. The scene was so controversial that it was banned in some countries.
2. The “Shower Scene” In ‘Psycho’ (1960)
Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Psycho’ is considered a classic in the horror genre, and the shower scene is one of the most famous movie scenes of all time. The scene involves a young woman being stabbed to death in the shower. The scene was controversial at the time of release for its graphic violence and nudity.
3. The “Horse Head” Scene In ‘The Godfather’ (1972)
Francis Ford Coppola’s ‘The Godfather‘ is widely regarded as one of the greatest movies ever made in Hollywood, but the scene in which a horse’s head is placed in a movie producer’s bed is one of the most shocking moments in film history. The scene was so controversial that it was deemed too disturbing for audiences in some countries.
4. “The Ra*e Scene” In ‘The Last House On The Left’ (1972)
Wes Craven’s ‘The Last House on the Left‘ is one of the most controversial horror movies ever made. The movie depicts the rape and murder of two young women by a group of escaped convicts. The rape scene in the movie is one of the most graphic and disturbing scenes ever depicted on film.
5. The “Squeal Like A Pig” Scene In ‘Deliverance’ (1972)
John Boorman’s ‘Deliverance‘ is a classic adventure movie that depicts a group of friends on a canoe trip in the wilderness. However, the movie is also notorious for the “Squeal like a pig” scene, which involves a brutal rape in the woods. The scene was so controversial that it had been parodied in numerous movies and TV shows.
6. The “BDSM” Scene In ‘9 1/2 Weeks’ (1986)
‘9 1/2 Weeks‘ is a romantic drama that explores the intense sexual relationship between a gallery employee and a Wall Street broker. The movie features a BDSM scene that caused a stir at the time of release due to its explicit nature. The scene has since become a cultural reference in popular media.
7. The “Sex Scene” In ‘Blue Is The Warmest Color’ (2013)
‘Blue is the Warmest Color‘ is a French movie that explores the romantic relationship between two young women. The movie features a graphic and explicit sex scene that caused controversy due to its length and explicit nature. The scene was criticized by some for its voyeuristic approach.
In conclusion, Hollywood has produced some of the most memorable movies of all time, but some scenes have been deemed too controversial for public consumption. The scenes on this list have all caused a stir at the time of release due to their graphic nature, violence, or explicit content. Despite the controversy, these scenes have become part of cinema history and continue to be discussed and debated to this day.