Rooney Mara Axed Reverse Cowgirl in ‘Side Effects’

Channing and RooneyWe often hear about actresses who are willing to do nudity that is “tasteful,” but we rarely hear what they actually won’t do.

In a feature for Interview Magazine, Rooney Mara says she draws the line at reverse cowgirl.

On a Side Effects sex scene with Channing Tatum, Mara explains that she “put her foot down”  when director Steven Soderbergh, who was also conducting the interview, asked her to try the position.

If the character should be nude in the scene and it makes sense and I trust the person making the film – and I regret my decision to trust you now that I know you more – then I don’t see a problem with it.

I certainly don’t want to be involved in anything that is gratuitous, but I don’t think the human body is something to be ashamed of. 

Soderbergh defended his suggestion by adding that Mara “couldn’t stand to look at” Tatum, and he was simply trying to “solve a problem.”

So there you have it. Sodomy and front-facing cowgirl sex with Daniel Craig – okay. Reverse cowgirl with a male stripper – not okay. I kind of get it since the explicit scenes in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo are actually from a book and not Soderbergh’s on set imagination.
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This all kind of ties in with that time Channing said “Looney Mara” was a “little introvert” with a menacing “glazed over” look in her eyes and I felt like he was talking about me.

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