‘You shouldn’t be penalised for doing a good job’: Smug Ryan Gosling Can’t Stop Feeling Proud of Michelle Williams S*x Scene That Was So Good it Sparked a Ratings Battle in America

'You shouldn't be penalised for doing a good job': Smug Ryan Gosling Can't Stop Feeling Proud of Michelle Williams S*x Scene That Was So Good it Sparked a Ratings Battle in America
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Ryan Gosling is like a fine wine that just gets better with age, may it be his exceptionally good looks or his exceptional acting talent, he somehow betters both of these things as time passes. While he may now be 41 years old, his charm and talent always make him a top pick for projects that require his skillsets. Being cast in many high-profile Hollywood projects such as Crazy Stupid Love, Academy-Award nominee La La land, the recent Netflix blockbuster The Gray Man, and the upcoming Barbie film, Gosling is no stranger to working with storylines based around relationships with the opposite gender.

Ryan Gosling starred alongside Emma Stone in La La Land

But one time, one of the roles was so profound and realistic that it landed him and his co-star Michelle Williams in a Rating battle with American Censor Board.

This particular film in question is Blue Valentine, which featured Ryan Gosling and Michelle William, and contained a lot of intimate scenes, performed with such perfection that even talking about it puts a smug look on Gosling’s face.


Ryan Gosling’s S*x Scene In Blue Valentine And The Rating Battle.

When the first footage from the 2010 film Blue Valentine hit the cinemas, it was something of a shock to the audience about how real all of it felt, and we’re not talking about the 3D real. the film was focused around rekindling a couple’s relationship, which takes a very “hands-on”  turn when they do it. In one particular scene, Ryan Gosling is seen performing oral s*x on Michelle Williams,  which sparked a classification rating battle in America. The film eventually received an R rating from the censor board, but fans were still on edge with the raw passion both the actors displayed in the film.

Ryan Gosling
Ryan Gosling in The Gray Man

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Ryan Gosling, talking about the whole scene, told The Guardian:


“The s*x felt real – it wasn’t s*xy or ‘a s*x scene’, and that’s why we got into trouble. You shouldn’t be penalised for doing a good job.”

Adding to this, his co-star Michelle Williams also spoke about this with Reuters, saying:

“I thought, ‘I’ve never seen that before in a movie and I’m proud to be the first’. Good on us for making that happen. As the woman in the situation that was in question, I found absolutely nothing scandalous, tawdry or disgusting about it.”

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What Are They Up To Now?

Ryan Gosling is Ken in the Margot Robbie-starring film, Barbie
Ryan Gosling is Ken in the Margot Robbie-starring film, Barbie

As talked about earlier, Ryan Gosling is all set to be the face of Ken in the upcoming Barbie film. He has reportedly been jacking up for his role of the male protagonist in the film alongside Margot Robbie who’ll play the role of Barbie. While on the other hand, we’ve seen Michelle Williams starring alongside Tom Hardy in Venom and the sequel Venom: Let There Be Carnage, playing the role of Anne Wyeing, Eddie Brock’s ex-fiance.


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Barbie, in cinemas on 21st July 2023

Source: Daily Star

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