Mel Brooks: ‘Blazing Saddles’ Couldn’t Be Made Today (Video)

From The Hollywood Reporter:

Blazing Saddles was so groundbreaking, Mel Brooks thinks it’d be too risque for film audiences today.

As seen in the Scary Movie, Jackass and American Pie franchises, among many others, the big screen has become home to many edgy (or gross) and extreme endeavors. Much of that can be chalked up to Brooks’ 1974 comedy. It featured uncomfortable racial humor, horse punching and quadruple entendres, which survived only thanks to Brooks’ right to final cut.

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