Steve's Explanation For Loser's Sex Scene

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  1. Dana Jean
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    I've been meaning to ask Steve for years now to give his explanation for why the sex scene was included in IT. Better late than never [​IMG] as the saying goes, so here it is at long last in his own words: -- Marsha

    I wasn't really thinking of the sexual aspect of it. The book dealt with childhood and adulthood --1958 and Grown Ups. The grown ups don't remember their childhood. None of us remember what we did as children--we think we do, but we don't remember it as it really happened. Intuitively, the Losers knew they had to be together again. The sexual act connected childhood and adulthood. It's another version of the glass tunnel that connects the children's library and the adult library. Times have changed since I wrote that scene and there is now more sensitivity to those issues.
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    Going to start this on off....... I feel that if the sex scene had not happened, When Mike started making the calls, none of the losers' club would have remembered their promise to come back. As adults they were already under what I like to call the "Derry Effect", not remembering most of that summer, but they all remembered the promise. So I feel that without that eternal, carnal act from Bev, they may have never come back. It was what bound them all together.
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    GNTLGNT Idiot in Situ and Unholy Devourer of Cookies

    ...the union was about love, and the power therein...not animal coupling...
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    Please correct me if I'm wrong, trying to bring both of our replies together, the power achieved by the children's act of love helped enhance\strengthen the bond. I know that
    Maturin (the turtle) was one of the forces of the White acting to help the children, and perhaps their act of love and power allowed him to be able to help even more?
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  5. GNTLGNT
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    GNTLGNT Idiot in Situ and Unholy Devourer of Cookies

    ...that's a good thought...love summoning love...
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    The Nameless M-O-O-N - That spells Nameless

    Yeah, pretty much. What I got from it was that the bond was already breaking after thier 1st showdown, when they were trying to escape the sewers, and Bev did what she did to keep that bond together and the White (as you said) was able to guide them out of the sewers.
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    notebookgirl Well-Known Member

    I know everyone says that scene is controversial, but that one is not the one I remember the most. The two boys in the woods. Wow. That was crazy scene. Until recently I thought that scene was what everyone was talking about.
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    I appreciate the insight to this scene, and everyone's theories on the scene, but I did not like this part of the book.
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    Neither did I. I had to put it down a couple of times. It was a little overwhelming. That kid was overwhelming to me. Pure evil.
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    Wooooo Hooooo! 150. It might take 30 mins for your un-moderation status to activate, and you might have to log out and log back in...but congratulations! You are a woman now my son. Or whatever. ;)
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    Yay! Whew! 150! Tear!:big_tears: hee-hee!
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    It's a right of passage, don't fret.
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  13. MaddenSudeikis
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    At first I was disturbed about kids having sex, but I get it was a unity/bond thing.
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