“The Lighthouse” Director Says Film Originally Featured Lots Of Male Nudity

Written by on April 18, 2020

Director Robert Eggers says his critically acclaimed 2017 movie, The Lighthouse, was initially rather more sexually specific.

Robert Eggers, The Lighthouse, NudityFrancois Durand / Getty Pictures

The famend director defined in a brand new Movie Unbiased-hosted Q&A that the unique plan included way more male-nudity, however the studio stated to chop it.

“There wasn’t a lot of a pitch, actually,” he stated. “There was convincing to do it on 35mm black-and-white destructive, and there was additionally some full-frontal male nudity, an erection, and so they have been type of like, look, it may be black and white and bizarre and all these things, however it will probably’t be rated NC-17.” Regardless of having nearly all of the nudity eliminated, Dafoe’s butt continues to be proven at one level early on.

Regardless, A24 and New Regency have been excited to be doing extra enterprise with Eggers: “They have been glad to be in enterprise with me, and so they favored the script and definitely thought it was unusual however thrilling.”

The movie follows two lighthouse keepers, with wonderful accents, as they descend into lonesome insanity on a distant island. Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson star within the horror movie. The film tackles the surreal, masculinity, isolation and extra throughout its just-under two hour run time.

Eggers’ earlier movie, The Witch, was additionally launched by A24.

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