Fact: The film, The Sex Tape, had to use a fake title to secure filming locations due to the nature of the films name. It caused concerns that an adult film was being produced.
While attempting to secure locations for filming, the production crew found that the title, ‘Sex Tape’ caused concerns that an adult film was being produced and they were being declined necessary shots. To solve the problem, they changed the title to, Basic Math, during the production schedule and finished filming the movie before returning back to the original title.
Many of the shots for the film were going to be directed in a school auditorium, but the School Committee member Karen Kanowski shut it down due to the original title of the movie, “Sex Tape.” This occurred in many of the locations the crew planned on shooting in, so they changed the name to Basic Math.