If a film could ever be described as deliberately offensive, none would fit that description better than Bigger, Longer, Uncut. In a surprisingly short time, the film challenges and pushes the boundaries of censorship both on and off the screen. The film’s plot actually surrounds a fictional film that is itself considered horribly offensive and unsuitable for polite consumption – a direct reflection of the backlash Parker and Stone likely expected to receive.
Of course, the film was subject to the same moral panic as its characters, with one critic in Chicago Tribune went so far as to curse the entire season of films as “Summer of Obscene”. The film, eventually rated R, at one point struggled to avoid a rare NC-17 rating from the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) due to the sheer amount of expletives present in the final cut. According to Entertainment WeeklyThe MPAA rejected the film five times before producer Scott Rudin stepped in and applied pressure, which the filmmakers noted in an interview. Playboy persuaded the MPAA to give the film an R rating.
How many swear words were there in South Park? Enough to get into the Guinness Book of Records.