The Happytime Murders’ Director Brian Henson Talks Bringing R-Rated Puppets To The Screen

Brian Henson, the son of legendary puppeteer Jim Henson, will be bringing us puppets in a way we haven’t seen before in the upcoming film, The Happytime Murders. The puppets are going to be crude, nasty, and nothing like the puppets we’ve see on Sesame Street. Henson spoke with SlashFilm last October about bringing puppets to an R-rated world.

“Well no, some things… And I may have shot stuff that goes over the line, too. I’m not sure. We’ve not been censoring ourselves. We did have a bar scene with a bartender puppet that had a singing penis, which was a very funny joke that we decided not to do. So that one won’t make it in the movie. Yeah, you know what, we probably have gone, we probably have stepped over in a couple of places that I’ll learn as I get it all cut together and then maybe pull it back a little bit. But the idea is it really is uncensored. So it really is, it is quite dirty. But it’s mostly language and implied sexuality. It’s not graphically sexual. It’s puppets [cumming] silly string. But you don’t see their penises. But really there’s some pretty graphic, ridiculous ideas that are in there. But it’s there’s also a little bit of an innocence to the characters and the story, but it’s in a gritty, tough world.”

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One of the more interesting things will be the deleted scenes that are likely to show on the DVD, while the film is sure to have some filthy gags, I want to see the scenes they decided to cut out, that were perhaps too far over the line. I am guessing it will have a similar feel to Sausage Party, which while hilarious at times throughout the film, was still sort of weird to watch, it just felt like you were doing something wrong the entire time while watching the film. While I don’t plan to make a theater trip for The Happytime Murders, I will watch it when it comes to home release, I mean, I have to right? If for no other reason than to quell my curiosity.

The Happytime Murders is released on August 24.

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Source: SlashFilm

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