The film was rated NC-17 by the MPAA, though it aired numerous times uncut on French television. According to Beyer, among other items the MPAA would have required to give the film a lower rating, Beyer was asked to remove a scene where a fully-dressed woman licks a peach in demonstration of cunnilingus. Beyer says that the scene was "heartfelt... It wasn't vulgar or demeaning to anyone." Regarding her experience with the MPAA, Beyer said, "I felt violated. I felt raped artistically."