Studio bosses have cut the rudest, crudest scenes from Sacha Baron Cohen's new movie "Bruno" so Irish 15-year-olds can get past the ticket booth.

Many young fans in Ireland and Britain were denied entry by the "18 certificate" imposed on the flick because of its graphic sex scenes.

So, Universal Pictures have re-edited the film, meaning it will become the first to have two versions running concurrently when the "15-cert" is released July 24.

The gay Austrian fashionista enjoyed a fantastic opening weekend at the box office, taking top spot in the U.S., Ireland and Britain.

The edited version is one minute and 50 seconds shorter than the original. Producers have cut a montage of sexual activity between Bruno and his boyfriend, a scene showing Bruno miming sexual activity while visiting a medium, and another of couples having sex at a swingers' party.

A scene where Bruno attempts to get Michael Jackson's phone number from his sister LaToya has already been cut "out of respect" for the late singer's family.

Universal Pictures exec David Kosse said: 'Due to the overwhelming demand by fans who are desperate to see the film, we're really pleased to be able to offer a 15 certificate version."

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