Full-frontal as­sault on movie ti­tles

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - News -

Gurinder Chadha’s An­gus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snog­ging has had a late change of ti­tle, but not to make it less cum­ber­some. Ap­par­ently the Bri­tish Board of Film Clas­si­fi­ca­tion would not grant a PG cer­tifi­cate to a film with the words “thongs” and “full-frontal” in the same ti­tle. And it was feared that Amer­i­can par­ents would not let their chil­dren see any movie with “full-frontal” in the ti­tle.

Re­named An­gus, Thongs and Per­fect Snog­ging, it opens here next Fri­day with a PG cert from the Ir­ish cen­sor’s of­fice, which gives the ad­vi­sory: “Gen­tle ‘rites-of-pas­sage’ com­edy of young teenage girls’ ro­mance/angst. Mild sex ref­er­ences.”

The film will be the first re­leased here by Ni­amh McCaul in her new post as gen­eral man­ager of Paramount Pic­tures In­ter­na­tional (Ire­land). She founded the in­de­pen­dent dis­tri­bu­tion com­pany Eclipse Pic­tures through which she re­leased movies as di­verse as The Pas­sion of the Christ, The Mag­da­lene Sis­ters, La Vie en Rose and Pavee Lac­k­een.

Saoirse Ro­nan is set to play Char­lotte Doyle

An­gus, Thongs and Per­fect Snog­ging: Karen Tay­lor as Con­nie Ni­col­son and Alan Davis as Bob Ni­col­son, the nosey par­ents in the movie with­out “full-frontal” in the ti­tle

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