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Fans of 1973 cult classic The Wicker Man will be delighted to learn that Britt Ekland and Christopher Lee are on board for a sequel to the virgin-roasting paganfest. The film, promisingly entitled Cowboys For Christ, will be helmed by original director Robin Hardy, and is based on his 2006 novel of the same name, according to …

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Arse

According to Britt on Wonnathan Woss last week, she had an arse-double, because she thought her booty was too large.

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NSFW?

Can we have a NSFW-USA or something because round here nobody would flick an eyelid at that. Maybe that and NSFW-XXX for the rest of us.

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Re: NSFW?

Are you suggesting the British are arse-averse?

(Really though, some people's work filters will balk at the sight of a shapely knee, so we err on the side of caution, like the giant Victorian prudes we are.)

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those were the days...

"To my distress I discovered she was still with the crew, having a good time, two weeks later."

aaaah, need I say more....?

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Old news...

The fact that she used a stunt-bum has been known for quite some time - it was mentioned in the commentary of the DVD release.

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@Sarah Bee

There are filters that can recognise knees and bottoms? That's going to make searching Google much easier...

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Christopher Lee

'horrific enough to loosen the bowels of a bronze statue'

Ooooh I wish I could hear him say that - it'd be the scariest thing since Balmer did 'Developers' (see how I slipped the IT angle in there?)

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hmm...

Poor pun ahoy:

"The girl we found in a club was promised back the next day to the place she was performing. To my distress I discovered she was still with the crew, having a good time, two weeks later.""

Did they Dick-er, Man ?

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Stunt bottom

I read somewhere that they had shot the entire scene with Britt, but she was pregnant at the time and the director was unhappy with the results. That is why they brought in a body-double.

Also, the 'How Do' song (there is a great cover of this by sneaker Pimps) was dubbed by someone who could actually sing, much to Britt's annoyance! The director apparently didn't tell her until the film was screened.

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re: NSFW

Thnik Chris was hinting that the NSFW on this would be more suited for the American readers and that it wouldn't cause much of a stare in the UK. Well, ASSuming any Daily Mail readers didn't see it that is...

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Sh*t Brit

So if I read this right, BE had a double for the nuddy dancing, and was re-dubbed for the singing. Wow, she really nailed that movie there didn't she??

Paris: 'cos at least she got genu-winely nakkid in HER movie ;-)

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US v Brit prudishness

Who was it that had an enormous public back lash over an arse being shown on some TV show recently?

Oh thats right, the US... el reg even did an article about it.

In the UK we happily have arses on tv adverts mid day (i've seen em!). Well I say happily, we would be happier if they were mostly womens arses rather than mostly mens arses.

The US opinion that brits are prudish is wholly inaccurate (visit essex if you'd like to know more), but I think Sarah Bee could have been more clearly defined if she had explicitly included the sarcasm tags so the yanks would spot it. Some brits just never allow for the undeveloped american sense of humor, see: Friends.

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"Sorry."

That was ever so heated, Karl. Have you been looking at arses too long today?

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@AndyC

Thankyou AndyC spot on you've saved my some typing. I thought it was reasonably clear but upon second reading maybe I should take some clASSES to improve my DICKshun.

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Pregnant

The excuse I heard was that Britt Ekland was increasingly pregnant during filming; in most places the bump is cleverly hidden, but naturally the nude shots were a bit of a problem. I'm sure she wasn't too disappointed at the time that a reasonably nice posterior was put in place of her baby bump.

Whatever the sequel is going to be like, it's going to be a hell of a lot better than the Holywood (Nick Cage vehicle) remake.

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@Karl and Sarah

If you check Chris's comment, you might find that he's proposing "NSFW: USA" for things that our Bible-bothering transatlantic neighbours would find offensive, and "NSFW: XXX" for the rest of the world who are moderately well-adjusted and can deal with it.

Anyway, I don't know what Ekland is complaining about - nothing wrong with her arse-double for me! Arse-averse? Not this Brit! ;-)

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US Vs British prudishness

"...Who was it that had an enormous public back lash over an arse being shown on some TV show recently?..."

Odd that America also produces some of the most fierce porn in the world, as well as being some of the world's most reactionary anti-wardrobe-malfunctioners.

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Re: @Karl and Sarah

Of course of course. I was clearly boggle-brained by the morning's moderating.

And the arse.

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@Fraser

Dunno if US porn is "fierce".. British prudishness is mainly of the Atonement school: we definitely didn't do anything, but if you saw us at it, then for god's sake keep it to yourself or I'll look at you in a funny way for the REST OF YOUR LIFE.

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Dub

Britt was dubbed over for the whole film, not just the singing.

Nice tits though.

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@Fraser

"Odd that America also produces some of the most fierce porn in the world, as well as being some of the world's most reactionary anti-wardrobe-malfunctioners."

I'm presuming that "fierce" here means "boring, generic and repetitive". And as for the wardrobe malfunction I think The Onion speared that one better than anyone:

http://www.theonion.com/content/node/30883

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genial laird

I so read that as 'genital lard'. Should have gone to specsavers.

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Paris Hilton

most of us Yanks love nekkidness 'n' boobies 'n' arses...

it's just a few vocal Puritans who make a ridiculous stink about them...and so happen to be ones who have enough power/influence to get shown in the media making said stink.

most of us have no problems with it, and at work it's only an issue of "professionalism" and whatnot, which i don't see as unreasonable. (luckily my office doesn't have any windows ;D)

i have the feeling you Brits have the same basic dilemma as we 'Murrikans...old guard vs. new school (Mary Whitehouse, haha, charade you are). the sooner the prudes are in their graves, the better off we'll all be.

meanwhile, i just watched the original 'Wicker Man' not too long ago. it was really quite comical and not the least bit horrific, but nonetheless better than 80% of movies made today. i found myself rooting for the pagans, who are a good deal more fun than those damn Christian stiffs (who are owed some flaming payback, as far as i'm concerned). the booty shots were nice, but nothing to write home about.

and Paris because...well, anything arse related should probably fall under her demure gaze, no?

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@Dub

"Britt was dubbed over for the whole film, not just the singing.

Nice tits though."

Only nice? FANTASTIC tits!

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Karl I have never heard that

I have never heard, "The US opinion that brits are prudish". I have just experienced the brits don’t like americans. Well at least the brits in Cornwall. Nice place though. Great pubs! I would go back.

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@Daniel

I keep reading public as pubic....

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US = Prudish?

If the Americans were as prudish as implied here and in many news reports about accidental & deliberate tits & ass being shown on tv then how did shows like "Lucky Louie" & "Californication" get aired?

Admittedly "Lucky Louie" did get a ton of complaints and canned after the first season but IMHO it was THE funniest tv show I've seen in years, "Californication" on the other hand went even further with it's on-screen debauchery and it appears everyone loves it, I'll wager it's only because of David "Spooky Mulder" Duchovny being in it that it didn't get complained about as much as "Lucky Louie".

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Paris Hilton

@:Fraser

I would, as a swedish citizen currently residing in the UK that I'm proud to say that even if the US produces all that porn a large part of it is owned by swedish interests or where at one point or another related to the swedish adult industry... We're just clever enough to get another country to make it and ditribute it for us... Oops, probably shouldn't be giving state secrets away...

As for paris... She sorta starred in porn...

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@Fergie

Ian,

"Increasingly pregnant"?

I always believed pregnancy was like death - you either are or aren't.

Still, I can think of several I would like to see become "increasingly dead"...

Anorak please - a coat's not appropriate for me.

Paris because she wouldn't get the difference

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