Brandon Cronenberg's INFINITY POOL Gets NC-17 Rating

Graphic violence and sexual content? In a Cronenberg movie? Now we've heard everything.

By Scott Wampler · @ScottWamplerRIP · September 21, 2022, 10:53 AM EDT

Here's an interesting news tidbit to start your day off with: according to the good folks over at Bloody Disgusting, Brandon Cronenberg's Infinity Pool (the follow-up to his terrifying 2020 mindfuck, Possessor) has been slapped with a good ol' fashioned NC-17 rating for "graphic violence and sexual content."

The film, which stars Alexander SkarsgÄrd and Pearl herself, Mia Goth, is being distributed by NEON, who are reportedly in the process of appealing the decision. Sometimes that works! Sometimes it doesn't, and cuts get made! If I were a betting man, I'd put my money on neither Cronenberg or NEON budging on further cuts, but we'll just have to wait and see how this plays out.

In the meantime: what's Infinity Pool about? I'm glad you asked! Here's a highly vague plot synopsis, which is really all we have to go on right about now:

James and Em are young, rich, in love, and on vacation. Their all-inclusive resort boasts island tours and gleaming beaches. But outside of the hotel gates waits something much more dangerous and seductive, beyond the edge of paradise.

Given that this is a Cronenberg joint (and, really, this goes for both Cronenbergs, David and Brandon), we are absolutely unsurprised to hear that Infinity Pool might be testing the limits of the MPAA's rating system with sex and violence, but we are also delighted to hear it. Stay tuned for further updates as they roll in, and do be sure to go back and catch up with Possessor if you haven't already! That's some weird, wild stuff.