Disney’s Frozen movie was replaced with a sex scene in a Florida theater on Black Friday. It is unknown if the mistake was really an accident or a dark prank as seen in the film Fight Club.
The Pinellas Park movie theater has some explaining to do after showing around two minutes of a trailer for what is believed to be the X-rated Nymphomaniac to a theater audience full of small children and parents. This mirrors what Tyler Durden did in Fight Club, splicing just enough footage of porn into Disney films to make the audience wonder if they really saw it. This went a little further, showing enough that it was painfully obvious what was being seen.
Apparently there were technical difficulties at first, and the theater began playing what it thought was an older cartoon to keep the children happy. The cartoon was described as similar to the classic Steamboat Willie, but shortly after it began, the sex scene cut in. Parents attempted to cover their children’s eyes and vacate the theater before the replacement was shut off.
Pinellas Park has apologized to all in attendance and offered its audience free tickets to make up for their mistake. One moviegoer stated that the sex scene shown instead of Disney’s Frozen movie was both visually and audibly explicit. This means that even if the children managed not to see anything, they still heard it.
— Amy Dempsey (@amydempsey) December 4, 2013
The trailer allegedly showed Shia LaBeouf and Stacy Martin engaging in various sex acts, interspersed with scenes of violence. The trailer for the movie in question is so sexually explicit, it was even temporarily banned from YouTube.
Some who had seen the trailer instead of the film they had paid to see with their children expressed concern that there should be more safeguards on what happens behind the scenes in movie theaters. Grandmother Lynn Green told the press:
“It seemed like forever when you’re trying to, you know, cover a little guy’s eyes. I didn’t have enough hands to cover his ears too and he got the sound down real good. … You’re talking, what, a PG-rated movie to all of a sudden have an R-rated scene up there for little children?”
What would you do if you had gone to see Disney’s Frozen movie with your children and they were exposed to an explicit sex scene?