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Evan Rachel Wood attacks MPAA over cunnilingus censorship

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Evan Rachel Wood has criticised the Motion Picture Association of America over its censorship of Charlie Countryman.

The actress took to Twitter to attack the MPAA for removing scenes of her character receiving cunnilingus from the film, in which she starred alongside Shia LaBeouf.

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She has claimed that the move is symptomatic of ongoing attempts to make women feel ashamed about their sexuality.

"After seeing the new cut of Charlie Countryman I would like to share my disappointment with the MPAA, who thought it was necessary to censor a woman's sexuality once again," she wrote.

"The scene where the two main characters make 'love' was altered because someone felt that seeing a man give a woman oral sex made people 'uncomfortable' but the scenes in which people are murdered by having their heads blown off remained intact and unaltered.

Evan Rachel Wood, 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, 'A Case of You' premiere, pregnant, baby bump, floral dress

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Evan Rachel Wood at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival



"This is a symptom of a society that wants to shame women and put them down for enjoying sex, especially when (gasp) the man isn't getting off as well!

"It's hard for me to believe that had the roles been reversed it still would have been cut. OR had the female character been raped it would have been cut. It's time for people to GROW UP.

"Accept that woman are sexual beings... Accept that some men like pleasuring women. Accept that women don't have to just be f**ked and say thank you. We are allowed and entitled to enjoy ourselves. It's time we put our foot down..."



The MPAA rated Charlie Countryman 'R'.

The film centres around an American (LaBeouf) living in Romania who falls in love with a woman (Wood) with ties to a violent gangster (Mads Mikkelsen).

Charlie Countryman was released earlier in November in the US and will arrive in the UK on February 14.

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