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At the movies, violence is the new sex

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Sex may be a turn-off for Hollywood audiences but violence is all over the big screen, as filmmakers seek to capture the youth market, industry figures at the Cannes film festival said on Friday. 

(From L) Chinese actors Wang Baoqiang, Wu Jiang and Zhao Tao pose on May 17, 2013 during a photocall for the film "Tian Zhu Ding" (A Touch of Sin) presented in Competition at the 66th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes. Sex may be a turn-off for Hollywood audiences but violence is all over the big screen, as filmmakers seek to capture the youth market, industry figures said on Friday.

With online porn readily available, sex scenes are no longer prized by producers who look to action sequences or special effects to fill the gap.

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