The couple: George (Charlton Heston) and Zira (Kim Hunter)
Why it's odd: Bestiality for starters. Though the romance between space-traveller-turned-slave George Taylor and simian sexpot Zira isn't exactly explicit (we don't know, we haven't watched the deleted scenes yet), it's always iffy when a man makes out with a monkey. Tim Burton also courted controversy in his 2001 remake, when Helena Bonham Carter's ape made out with – eww – Mark Wahlberg. Gross.
Photo by 20th Century Fox Feb 8, 2013
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