Sacha Baron Cohen's Ali G character made his big screen debut in 2002
Sacha Baron Cohen's latest film, based on his character Bruno, has been given a rating in the US banning anyone aged 17 or under watching it, reports say.
Industry paper Variety said the ratings board - The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) - objected to several sexual scenes.
It was awarded a NC-17, but film bosses had hoped for an R-rating, which allows under 17s to watch it with an adult.
The film is being re-edited before it is resubmitted to the MPAA.
The deleted sequences are likely to be saved for the DVD release at a later date.
The film is based around Bruno, a gay fashion reporter for Austrian TV.
The Bruno movie follows in the success of Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.
It was originally rated NC-17, but was later changed to an R-rating.
The Bruno film, which has been largely filmed in the US, is set to be released on 10 July.