According to Hollywood Life, JGL (who also wrote and directed Don Jon) opted to keep things more R-rated than NC-17, for the sake of the story. "It would just be distracting," said Gordon-Levitt. "This is not a movie of brutal realism; it’s a comedy and it’s a story. It’s sort of a parable, so there would really be no reason to have any nudity." Of course, there's still plenty of scandalous footage in the movie, as the flick's trailer clearly illustrates — lest you're worried things will be too squeaky-clean.
Besides, what the movie lacks in full frontal, it more than makes up in humor and drama. JGL took his task of first-time triple-threat seriously, and tackled the scandalous material head-on. "I thought the idea of a guy, who watches too much pornography," he said to Hollywood Life. "And a young woman, who watches too many romantic Hollywood movies, was a hilarious way to ask the question: How do the different kinds of media we consume impact our lives and our love lives?" Valid question. One that we're very much looking forward to exploring. (Hollywood Life)