THE SUICIDE SQUAD Officially Rated R For All The Usual Reasons... And "Graphic Nudity"
As we expected it would be, James Gunn's The Suicide Squad has been officially rated R for all the usual reasons (violence, language), but there's also "some sexual refences" and "brief graphic nudity."
As we know, James Gunn's The Suicide Squad was always envisioned as an R-rated movie, and the recent red band trailer made it very clear that the director was fully embracing this more adult-oriented take on the DC Comics supervillain team.
Now, the upcoming reboot/sequel has received an official rating from the MPA, and it sounds like the movie is going all-in with some hard R content.
The Suicide Squad has been rated R for "strong violence and gore, language throughout, some sexual references, drug use and brief graphic nudity."
Before the horny Harley Quinn fan-boys get too excited, this is most likely a reference to Weasel - the furry CGI loon who doesn't appear to be overly fond of wearing pants. That's just our assumption based on what we've seen from the film so far, but either way, whenever "graphic nudity" is listed as a reason for an R rating, more often than not it's male graphic nudity.
Gunn usually weighs in on this type of stuff on Twitter, so we can probably expect clarification on exactly who's meat and two veg we can look forward to seeing soon.
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The Suicide Squad is set to premiere on HBO Max and in theaters on August 6.