Rated R / NC-17, depends where you are looking. I think we saw the NC-17 version, but there's not a ton of difference between versions. There are digital people blocking sexual acts, but you know what's going on behind them in the R-rated version. Eyes Wide Shut is infamously an erotic thriller, but it isn't as insane as history portrays it. It has about a ten minute scene that is wildly shocking, but the rest of the movie doesn't actually show a lot. There's a prostitute who is having a bad drug trip who is naked. Also, the protagonist continually visits a prostitute, but nothing sexual actually happens. The really upsetting thing is the threat of death looming over the movie. Hard R / NC-17, depending on the print.
DIRECTOR: Stanley Kubrick
I'm not even supposed to be writing about this. Occasionally, my wife will tell me that I'm not supposed to write about a movie because someone will see. I get the logic. I tend to bury these and not advertise them. It's a weird thing because I view the movie as artistic, but she views it as smutty. I suppose it can be both. She's probably in the right, but I have things that I want to talk about when it comes to this movie. It's part of the discussion. Let's say one thing: I don't find Eyes Wide Shut sexy. That's not a high horse. That's more the idea that I'm watching it because I am interested in the mystery of the whole story. I also think of it as a Kubrick film first. There's something remarkably unsexy about the whole thing. That doesn't mean that I'm not going to bury this article somewhere in the archives.
Film is great. It can challenge us. It can entertain us. It can puzzle us. It can awaken us.
Mr. H has watched an upsetting amount of movies. They bring him a level of joy that few things have achieved.