'Fire Island' Director Says He Wasn't Allowed to Show Full-Frontal Nudity

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Photo credit: Courtesy of Hulu
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The real Fire Island is certainly fiery. Famed for sex, nudity, hookups, and more sex, the gay utopia is a place where full-frontal nudity is certainly abundant. But you won't see many dicks in Hulu's new Fire Island film, thanks to that pesky motion picture rating system.

In a recent interview with Vulture, Fire Island director Andrew Ahn talked about the, ehm, intense negotiations that went on behind the scenes of the film—and how he advocated for full-frontal nudity in the flick.

"I was like, 'I want a dick.' It’s Fire Island. It’s sex scenes. It’s orgies. Like, you’re going to see dick," Ahn told the site. "I understood that erect dick was going to push us into NC-17 territory, which would seriously limit who could see the movie. But I remember asking [the studio], 'Can I have two soft penises, one for each orgy?'"

Unfortunately, the "soft penises" were still a no-go to maintain a R rating. But butts. Butts were another story.

"They came back to me being like, 'We’ll give you as many butts as you want,'" Ahn said. "And I was like, 'You know what? I’ll take that deal.' I could have put more butts in it."

With butts abound, you'll hardly notice the lack of penis in Fire Island. But even with all the butts in his lastest project, Ahn still has big dreams of pushing the anatomy boundaries in future endavors.

"I’m dying to put taint on the screen. I just want a good taint," he told Vulture. "It’s such an underrepresented erogenous zone. Representation matters."

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