A movie like I have, Cruel Intentions, where we go off and we make it for twelve million dollars
we do forty million here, we do sixty million overseas
there's a hundred million dollars in the box office, plus all the ancillary markets, whether it be
videocassette or cable or all these other markets. You know, there's tremendous
streams of revenue coming in.
Moritz's films have come under intense scrutiny for their sex and violence.
One was even included in a government investigation
because it was test-marketed to eleven and twelve-year-olds.
Still he makes no apologies about going for the jugular.
I think what you can't do is play down to teenagers, play down to the young people.
No teenager is going to be satisfied
with a PG-13 rated horror film.
They want to see the blood and guts. That's what they want to do.
They want to see the slasher element of those films,
and you can't do that
the way they want to see it and get a PG-13 rating.