The new live-action remake of ‘The Little Mermaid’ includes some sexual themes that may make it too risque for young audiences. See the trailer. (Photo: Disney)

The new live-action remake of “The Little Mermaid” may be a little darker and more jarring for young audiences than Disney’s original 1989 animated classic. Some of its scenes are erotic and slightly depraved, while the movie doesn’t pull punches over its sexual themes.

The film’s first trailer has been circulating for a month or so and has racked up more than 13 million views on YouTube.

Danish author Hans Christian Andersen penned the tale in 1837 when times were coarser.

It’s about a young mermaid who is willing to give up her life in the sea and her identity as a mermaid to gain a human soul.


Independent producers Armando Gutierrez and Robert Molloy are bringing out the film via Conglomerate Media and Kingsway Productions.

It closely follow the book. In contrast, Disney’s 1989 animated musical feature toned down the story.

Disney’s picture grossed $84 million domestically during its initial release and $211 million worldwide over its long run.

The cartoon version, however, has none of the punch or sexual innuendo of the live-action movie, directed by Blake Harris and Chris Bouchard.

In the new movie, Loreto Peralta plays a little girl who discovers a beautiful, enchanting woman who she believes is the real “Little Mermaid.”

She travels to Mississippi with her journalist brother (Moseley) to find out more about the alluring myth.

The film also stars Shirley MacLaine, “Downton Abbey‘s” Poppy Drayton, William Moseley (“The Chronicles of Narnia”) and Gina Gershon (“Empire”).

“The Little Mermaid” is expected to be release this year.

Check out the trailer below.

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