Today the remake of Stephen King's famous horror novel, #IT, was released in cinemas around the world. It is a familiar reminder of the horror Pennywise can bring when the first live-action adaptation was created back in 1990.

There are a lot of memorable events that take place in both the book and the 1990 IT film, which saw Tim Curry play a devilish Pennywise, however, one scene that will not appear in the new 2017 remake is the pre-teen orgy.

Warning: The following article may contain spoilers for the newly released IT #Movie.

IT pre-teen orgy

So, for those of you who have already read the book, you will know how the heroes of the novel - the Losers’ Club - come to be in a situation in which they have an orgy.

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For those of you who aren't familiar with this, let's take it step-by-step.

Towards the end of #Stephen King's IT novel, which is usually printed at about 1,000 pages, the Losers Club find themselves lost in the Derry sewers after temporarily defeating Pennywise. After learning the only way they can truly escape and be free is not to be innocent and pure, the gang's only female participant, Beverly, decides she needs to have sex with all six of the other boys if they are to stand any chance of escape.

After the deed is done, one of the boys suddenly remembers where the group made a wrong turn, and manage to retrace their steps to escape.

What King says about the scene

Since the pre-teen orgy appeared in King's novel in 1986, he has since gone onto explain the reason for the inclusion, and how things have changed over the passing years.

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In 2013, he said that he was not aiming to focus on the sexual aspect of the scene, but rather trying to create a bond between the children from childhood to adulthood.

“The book dealt with childhood and adulthood — 1958 and grown ups. The grown ups don’t remember their childhood," comments King. He continues to say that the sexual act between the group acted as a connection from childhood and adulthood.

King understands that times have changed since he wrote the novel and there is a lot more sensitivity to this sort of thing than there was previously.

IT 2017 movie

So, how does the remake of the IT 2017 movie deal with the drama surrounding the orgy?

It is simple, it skips it.

Similar to the miniseries, which was an adaptation of the book, the new 2017 remake of IT just skips this scene altogether. After defeating Pennywise, the gang appear outside the sewer tunnels, with no clear indication of how they escaped.

It is understood that this scene was too shameful to have been involved in the new remake.

The film is now available in cinemas across the UK.