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The new ‘Star Wars’ film has been given a 12A rating for ‘sex and nudity’ and now Twitter wants the juicy details

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The new Star Wars film has been given a 12A rating for ‘sex and nudity’ and now Twitter wants the juicy details

Ahead of the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi on 15 December, film authorities have given the new movie a 12A rating. While the British Board of Film Classification pointed out its ‘moderate violence’, it was the Irish film body that somewhat surprisingly warned about mild ‘sex and nudity’.

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This, obviously, has taken many die-hard fans by surprise and they’re now speculating about the racy scenes that could have led to the classification.

On Twitter, JediPrincessTWD said: “Sex/Nudity????? Damn Star Wars gettin freaky.” Another user said: “I’m going to guess the nudity in Star Wars is because Chewbacca doesn’t wear any pants.”

Ricky Travers‏ wrote: “We’re finally going to see Chewbacca’s arse?” Another person added: “If it’s not Poe/Finn related nudity I’m boycotting Rian’s new trilogy.”

While there haven’t been any outright sex scenes in earlier Star Wars films, there have been some moments that hinted at sexual content. In particular, there was the scene where Princess Leia was chained up by Jabba the Hutt while wearing a skimpy bikini, presumably so she could be used a sex slave (pretty dark, really).

But we’ll have to wait until the new movie comes out to find out just what has warranted this ‘sex and nudity’ warning.

It’s also been revealed that Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be 152 minutes – the longest film in the franchise’s history.

We’ll see everyone from The Force Awakens return - except for Harrison Ford’s Han Solo - including Mark Hamill and Daisy Ridley, Carrie Fisher as Leia Organa, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, John Boyega as Finn, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, and Andy Serkis as Snoke. This is the final film appearance for Fisher, who died in December.

Speaking about the new film, Ridley told Good Morning America: “I was more surprised with this one because there’s a few storylines that [are] sort of coming together and connecting. Rey is trying to find out about herself and about the universe and those questions don’t entirely fall to the good nor do they fall entirely to the bad.

“It was wonderful because obviously I was very lucky to be able to work with Harrison [Ford] and Carrie [Fisher], and when I worked with Mark for the first time, we went for dinner with his family,” she said. “And then we had time for rehearsals and we’re shooting with him a lot, which was really amazing.”

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