The highly anticipated historical drama Oppenheimer, directed by Christopher Nolan, has seen some of its content edited for release in several countries worldwide. Among the scenes altered were those featuring British actress Florence Pugh in a state of undress.
In a pivotal moment of the film, Cillian Murphy portrays J. Robert Oppenheimer, the renowned physicist responsible for the atomic bomb, engaging in an intimate encounter with Jean Tatlock, a Communist party member played by Florence Pugh.
The original version of the film included a scene where Pugh’s character, Jean Tatlock, is seen lounging topless in a hotel room chair. However, to comply with cultural sensitivities and regulations in the Middle East and India, the filmmakers chose to use discreet computer-generated imagery. In these versions, Pugh’s body is tastefully covered by a computer-generated black dress that extends down to her thigh.
By making these adjustments, the filmmakers aimed to ensure that Oppenheimer could be enjoyed by audiences in various countries while still respecting their cultural norms and guidelines.