Although Ang Lee's Lust Caution has been rated NC-17 by the MPAA for explicit sex scenes, the film has been reedited for showing in China so that it can be seen by children, according to the state news agency Xinhua. Xinhua reported today (Wednesday) that the Chinese-language film was personally cut by Lee himself "to protect its integrity." The wire service indicated that 30 minutes of scenes with sexual and violent content were excised. "The spirit of the film remains despite the cutting and the fluency will not be affected," Lee told Xinhua. In a separate interview with today's (Wednesday) USA Today, Lee said that he included the explicit sex scenes because "it's just the movie I wanted to make. I didn't care if it would lose money." He acknowledged that "I'm kind of a big figure in filmmaking over there [China] and also culturally. It's a lot of burden on my shoulders."