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Cheryl Tiegs Remembers ‘The Brown Bunny’s’ Notorious Sex Scene: “I’m sorry he included that.”

The oral sex depiction in the Vincent Gallo-directed NC-17 picture, which debuted at the festival 15 years ago, “could have affected the film,” the onetime supermodel and Cannes Critics’ Week jury member claimed.

NC-17 by Vincent Gallo The Brown Bunny premiered at Cannes 15 years ago, surprising some with an oral sex scene starring Chloe Sevigny, a member of the 2018 Cannes Critics’ Week jury. Cheryl Tiegs, 70, tells THR in an interview to honor the occasion that she was aware of the graphic exhibition but consented to appear in the film regardless.

“I received a message from Vincent asking to speak with me about a film. “I didn’t call him back immediately away because I didn’t recognize him,” the former supermodel explains. “But after a month, I called him back, and he said, ‘Watch Buffalo ’66 if you don’t know who I am.’ I was unconcerned about it all since I’m not an actress. But when I finally saw it, oh my God, I was blown away. I couldn’t wait to pick up the phone.”

Gallo traveled straight to her summer rental home in Minnesota after signing on, where they shot her one and only scene at a highway rest stop. “Vincent came up to me and we had a casual conversation like, ‘How are you doing?’

Cheryl Tiegs Remembers 'The Brown Bunny's' Notorious Sex Scene: "I'm sorry he included that."

We only got one take because Vincent refused to perform it. “He wanted to shoot in complete stillness,” Tiegs recalls. “So on the next take, he walks in, sits down, and we begin kissing.” We kissed the entire day. He’s a fantastic kisser.”

She claims to have seen Brown Bunny several times since then, although not always all the way through. “I’m fine with conducting oral sex,” she explains, “but not watching someone else do it.” “I wish he hadn’t put that moment in because it could have harmed the movie, but I know he doesn’t care.” Vincent is someone I see every now and again, although it’s been a while. I wish I could speak with him one more.”

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Controversy–Sevigny’s reaction

Following the film’s limited theatrical release in the United States in August 2004, star Sevigny defended the film and its last scene, saying:

Cheryl Tiegs Remembers 'The Brown Bunny's' Notorious Sex Scene: "I'm sorry he included that."

It’s a shame that people write so much about something they haven’t seen. It all makes sense if you see the movie. It’s a work of art. It ought to be shown in museums. It’s like something out of an Andy Warhol film.

Despite the unfavorable reaction to Sevigny’s participation in the film, some commentators applauded her choice. Manohla Dargis of the New York Times wrote:

Even in the era of Girls Gone Wild, it’s shocking to watch a well-known actress throw caution and possibly her career to the wind.

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But give credit to the woman. Since the beginning of the movies, actresses have been asked and sometimes forced into performing similar actions for filmmakers, generally behind closed doors.

Ms. Sevigny isn’t hiding behind the desk of anyone. She delivers her lines with emotion and displays her iconoclasm for all to see; she may be insane, but she is unforgettable.

Cheryl Tiegs Remembers 'The Brown Bunny's' Notorious Sex Scene: "I'm sorry he included that."

Sevigny discussed the oral sex scene in the film seven years later, in an interview for Playboy’s January 2011 issue:

What happened there is quite convoluted. There are numerous emotions present. At some time, I’m going to have to go to counseling. However, I adore Vincent. I’m happy of the film and my performance, which is heartbreaking and wonderful.

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I’m sorry if people only see the movie in one manner, but what can you do? I’ve done a lot of explicit sex scenes, but I’m not sure I want to do any more. Why do it now that I’m more self-aware and wouldn’t be able to be as free?

Promotion on billboards

Cheryl Tiegs Remembers 'The Brown Bunny's' Notorious Sex Scene: "I'm sorry he included that."

In 2004, a massive billboard promoting The Brown Bunny was constructed over Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, California, attracting media attention. Residents and business owners complained about the billboard, which displayed a black-and-white image from the fellatio episode.

Gallo stood with Sevigny on her knees in the photo, but there was no explicit sexual material. Regardless, it was eventually removed. A similar image on the poster for another French film, The Players (Les infidèles), sparked a similar debate in 2011.

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Cheryl Tiegs Remembers ‘The Brown Bunny’s’ Notorious Sex Scene: “I’m sorry he included that.”

The oral sex depiction in the Vincent Gallo-directed NC-17 picture, which debuted at the festival 15 years ago, “could have affected the film,” the onetime supermodel and Cannes Critics’ Week jury member claimed.

NC-17 by Vincent Gallo The Brown Bunny premiered at Cannes 15 years ago, surprising some with an oral sex scene starring Chloe Sevigny, a member of the 2018 Cannes Critics’ Week jury. Cheryl Tiegs, 70, tells THR in an interview to honor the occasion that she was aware of the graphic exhibition but consented to appear in the film regardless.

“I received a message from Vincent asking to speak with me about a film. “I didn’t call him back immediately away because I didn’t recognize him,” the former supermodel explains. “But after a month, I called him back, and he said, ‘Watch Buffalo ’66 if you don’t know who I am.’ I was unconcerned about it all since I’m not an actress. But when I finally saw it, oh my God, I was blown away. I couldn’t wait to pick up the phone.”

Gallo traveled straight to her summer rental home in Minnesota after signing on, where they shot her one and only scene at a highway rest stop. “Vincent came up to me and we had a casual conversation like, ‘How are you doing?’

Cheryl Tiegs Remembers 'The Brown Bunny's' Notorious Sex Scene: "I'm sorry he included that."

We only got one take because Vincent refused to perform it. “He wanted to shoot in complete stillness,” Tiegs recalls. “So on the next take, he walks in, sits down, and we begin kissing.” We kissed the entire day. He’s a fantastic kisser.”

She claims to have seen Brown Bunny several times since then, although not always all the way through. “I’m fine with conducting oral sex,” she explains, “but not watching someone else do it.” “I wish he hadn’t put that moment in because it could have harmed the movie, but I know he doesn’t care.” Vincent is someone I see every now and again, although it’s been a while. I wish I could speak with him one more.”

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Controversy–Sevigny’s reaction

Following the film’s limited theatrical release in the United States in August 2004, star Sevigny defended the film and its last scene, saying:

Cheryl Tiegs Remembers 'The Brown Bunny's' Notorious Sex Scene: "I'm sorry he included that."

It’s a shame that people write so much about something they haven’t seen. It all makes sense if you see the movie. It’s a work of art. It ought to be shown in museums. It’s like something out of an Andy Warhol film.

Despite the unfavorable reaction to Sevigny’s participation in the film, some commentators applauded her choice. Manohla Dargis of the New York Times wrote:

Even in the era of Girls Gone Wild, it’s shocking to watch a well-known actress throw caution and possibly her career to the wind.

ALSO READ: Amid LIV Golf Controversy, Phil Mickelson Withdraws From The PGA Championship 

But give credit to the woman. Since the beginning of the movies, actresses have been asked and sometimes forced into performing similar actions for filmmakers, generally behind closed doors.

Ms. Sevigny isn’t hiding behind the desk of anyone. She delivers her lines with emotion and displays her iconoclasm for all to see; she may be insane, but she is unforgettable.

Cheryl Tiegs Remembers 'The Brown Bunny's' Notorious Sex Scene: "I'm sorry he included that."

Sevigny discussed the oral sex scene in the film seven years later, in an interview for Playboy’s January 2011 issue:

What happened there is quite convoluted. There are numerous emotions present. At some time, I’m going to have to go to counseling. However, I adore Vincent. I’m happy of the film and my performance, which is heartbreaking and wonderful.

ALSO READ: Eric Adams, The Mayor Of New York, Is Being Sued For Nepotism Over His Brother’s Job

I’m sorry if people only see the movie in one manner, but what can you do? I’ve done a lot of explicit sex scenes, but I’m not sure I want to do any more. Why do it now that I’m more self-aware and wouldn’t be able to be as free?

Promotion on billboards

Cheryl Tiegs Remembers 'The Brown Bunny's' Notorious Sex Scene: "I'm sorry he included that."

In 2004, a massive billboard promoting The Brown Bunny was constructed over Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, California, attracting media attention. Residents and business owners complained about the billboard, which displayed a black-and-white image from the fellatio episode.

Gallo stood with Sevigny on her knees in the photo, but there was no explicit sexual material. Regardless, it was eventually removed. A similar image on the poster for another French film, The Players (Les infidèles), sparked a similar debate in 2011.

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