What If R-Rated Movies Were Turned Into Children’s Books?
Josh Cooley — a Pixar storyboard artist who helped create family-friendly rated-G films like Ratatouille, Up, and The Incredibles — has just released a book that renders famous scenes from R-movies like Rosemary’s Baby, Goodfellas, and The Terminator into children’s book illustrations. The book is called Movies R Fun!: A Collection of Cinematic Classics for the Pre-(Film) School Cinephile (Lil’ Inappropriate Books), and you’d probably get Child Protective Services called on you if you ever actually showed it to a kid.
Imagine reading your kindergartener a bedtime story of the chest-burster scene from Alien, the “Say what again” scene from Pulp Fiction, or the shower scene from Psycho. Come to think of it, kids could learn a lot of valuable lessons from R-rated films, like: don’t put your friends in a wood chipper for money (Fargo), nobody fucks with The Jesus (The Big Lebowski), and “It puts the lotion in the basket or else it gets the hose again,” (The Silence of the Lambs).
In fact, some of that advice could well save your kid’s life or keep them out of jail! Granted, reading R-rated movies as bedtime tales could scar your kids for life as well, but that’s another valuable lesson: gotta take the good with the bad.