Seth Rogen, Elizabeth Banks, Zack and Miri Make a Porno

The Weinstein Company

Now anyone (albeit some with a parent or guardian) can see Zack and Miri Make a Porno.

Kevin Smith has successfully appealed the Motion Picture Association of America's initial NC-17 rating for his upcoming salacious-sounding comedy, which stars Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks as financially strapped roommates who try to dig themselves out of debt by making a homemade skin flick.

Smith reedited the film twice, each time receiving another NC-17, the box-office kiss of death that means no one under 17 is allowed in the theater.

If the director had lost his appeal, he still would have been contractually obligated to deliver an R-rated film to the Weinstein Co., which is releasing the picture. "I've gone as far as I can go [but] my R would be a little better" than the studio's, Smith said at Comic-Con last month.

But this time around, the MPAA's appeals board gave the movie, which had undergone no further cuts, another look. It then slapped it with an R and called it a day.

The decision must be sitting well with Rogen, who told E! News in June that Zack and Miri Make a Porno is no raunchier than Superbad or Knocked Up, both of which showcase Judd Apatow-sanctioned vulgarity at its finest.

"This is not anything outside of what we've done before," Rogen said. "The word 'porno' is in the title, and that kind of freaks people out."

"It's like a romantic comedy," he added. "It's a romantic relationship movie—with a lot of porn and balls."

The film bangs its way into theaters, "unspeakable" acts intact, Oct. 31.

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