This Is The Explicit Original Title Of Zac Efron And Nicole Kidman's New Film "A Family Affair"

If there's one thing to watch this week, it's Nicole Kidman and Zac Efron in the new Netflix rom-com A Family Affair.

Nicole Kidman and Zac Efron share a romantic moment, with Zac leaning in to kiss Nicole while she holds a tablet. Nicole wears an elegant pant suit, and Zac is in a dark suit
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The movie premiered on the streaming service Friday. In it, Nicole plays a writer facing a major conundrum: She's falling for a movie star, played by Zac, who just happens to be her daughter's boss. Joey King plays Nicole's daughter.

Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron in a black tuxedo, and Joey King in a patterned jacket have a conversation indoors in a scene from A Family Affair
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The movie's title, A Family Affair, makes perfect sense, but Nicole and Zac recently revealed that the film initially had a different title — one that wasn't exactly the most restrained.

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In an interview with People last week, the two stars explained that the film was once titled Motherf****r.

Nicole Kidman and Zac Efron standing closely in a grocery store, with Efron gently touching Kidman's chin in a scene from A Family Affair
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"Beeped out," Kidman said. "Somehow that didn't make it onto the Netflix title."

Nicole Kidman smiling and posing on a red carpet, wearing a strapless dress and a stylish choker necklace
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Zac noted that the film's original title definitely caught his eye before he joined the movie.

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"That made the script stay at the top of the pile," he told People. "It's like, what on Earth could this be about?"

Zac Efron in "A Family Affair" grilling with ocean in the background
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Well, there you go. In the same interview, Nicole praised Zac for being "game" to tell a story about an older woman romancing a younger man.

Zac Efron and Nicole Kidman are seated at a dining table, holding hands and smiling at each other. Plates of food are in front of them
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"The problem is we've not had the equivalent from all different viewpoints, with women telling the stories. And we need game men," she told People. "[Zac] came in and makes the film because he was like, 'I'm here to have fun, to play, and to very much be a part of this and be there for you' — for both Joey and I."

Nicole Kidman at a candlelit dinner, smiling, with wine glasses and floral arrangements in the background
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Nicole also expressed this sentiment at the film's premiere last month when Variety asked about the film's message.

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She responded, in part, by noting the importance of a woman writing the film. That would be Carrie Solomon, who made her feature screenplay debut with A Family Affair.

Carrie Solomon in a white suit at a Netflix event for "A Jazzman’s Blues."
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“Having a female write this, and now having more stories and all the work we’ve done for a decade just to get all the different stories out there, be they comedies, be they dramas…just with that perspective of women, without the judgment behind it,” Nicole told Variety.

Nicole and Zac in formal attire are smiling and holding hands while walking on a street at night, with a vintage car and tall buildings in the background
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You can stream A Family Affair on Netflix now.

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