Stephen King’s Perfect Response To Controversial Orgy Scene In IT

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Warning: Spoilers for all iterations of Stephen King’s It!

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Stephen King’s It was released in cinemas on Friday and it’s expected to make all sorts of hard cash.

The film has received really positive initial reviews, with some making the bold statement it’s the best Stephen King adaptation to date.

But there’s one notable scene missing from the movie which fans are quite glad about, and it’s because people have called the specific moment everything from ‘disturbing’ to ‘insane’.

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The scene in question takes place after the kids have killed It, and in the books they’re stuck in the sewers underneath Derry.

They can’t get out and they’re starting to fall apart as a group – something which Beverley steps in to rectify.

But the way in which she does, is at the very least, questionable.

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Beverley tells the rest of the ‘Loser’s Club’ they have to have sex with her if they’re to find their way out of the sewers.

Obviously, the scene is omitted from the latest film, and for good reason, but Stephen King himself has already made a statement on one of the most controversial passages he’s ever written.

A few years ago, King made this statement on his website,stephenking.com, which reads:

I wasn’t really thinking of the sexual aspect of it. The book dealt with childhood and adulthood – 1958 and Grown Ups. The grown ups don’t remember their childhood.

None of us remember what we did as children – we think we do, but we don’t remember it as it really happened.

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It continues:

Intuitively, the Losers knew they had to be together again. The sexual act connected childhood and adulthood. It’s another version of the glass tunnel that connects the children’s library and the adult library.

Times have changed since I wrote that scene and there is now more sensitivity to those issues.

To get clarification on this, Vulture reached out to King’s agent to confirm this statement did indeed come from King himself, and it turns out the statement was his.

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He also had an extra little message for those who are heavily offended by the scene in the book, saying:

To [the statement] I’d just add that it’s fascinating to me that there has been so much comment about that single sex scene and so little about the multiple child murders.

That must mean something, but I’m not sure what.

The guy has a point.