By Brent Furdyk.

Olivia Wilde recently gave an interview about her movie “Don’t Worry Darling” that appears to be at odds with earlier comments she’s made about the film’s erotic sex scenes.

As BuzzFeed News points out, Wilde has made numerous remarks in various interviews over the past few months focusing on the importance of the sex scenes.

“I kept saying, ‘Why isn’t there any good sex in film anymore?’” Olivia told Vogue last December.


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“I think it’s integral to the story itself and how the audience is meant to connect to them,” she said of the sex scenes while speaking with Variety.

She doubled down in an interview with Associated Press, decrying the “lack of eroticism in American film” while lamenting that the Motion Picture Association — which sets ratings for movies — forced her to cut sex scenes from the trailer.

“I mean, people are upset with me already over this. I think it’s a testament to the film. We want to be provocative. The idea is not to make you feel safe,” she explained.


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In the midst of those interviews, however, star Florence Pugh took an opposing viewpoint, which she expressed in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar complaining about the hypersexualized way that “Don’t Worry Darling” was being marketed.

“When it’s reduced to your sex scenes, or to watch the most famous man in the world go down on someone, it’s not why we do it. It’s not why I’m in this industry,” Pugh said, insisting the movie is “bigger and better than that.”


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Fast-forward to the present, and Wilde’s new interview with Elle — in which she appears to have taken a complete 180 from her earlier stance.

“It’s interesting because Florence very wisely pointed out that a lot of attention has been given to the sex scenes. And I think she’s so right,” said Wilde. “I completely agree with her that it’s overshadowing everything else that the movie’s about, which is so interestingly ironic because one of the uses of sex in Victory is as a tool of distraction.”


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She added, “When Florence pointed that out that this film is so much bigger and better than just the sex scenes, I was so happy that she said that because I feel the same way.”

Wilde’s backtracking did not go unnoticed in the Twittersphere, where it was pointed out repeatedly — including one Twitter user’s snarky suggestion that she may not understand how the internet works.





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