“It’s not your fault, It’s not your fault (cue sexy music)… It’s both our faults!”
Don’t worry, the gay sex scene originally written into the script for Good Will Hunting was never meant to be produced.
Budding dynamic duo, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, purposely wrote in the terribly awkward spoof scene as a test for producers around town. Their question was simple: they wanted to know whether or not a production company had actually read the screenplay.
Apparently, even though they were among the most sought-after newbies on the block in the mid ’90s, many of the executives who passed their eyes over the hyped-up screenplay hadn’t even read thoroughly enough to find the special moment.
The now A-listers ended up going with Miramax after exec Harvey Weinstein brought up the ill-placed lovemaking. Weinstein said to U.K. show host Graham Norton, “Everyone in Hollywood wanted Matt Damon and Ben Affleck and the film. In the meeting with them I said, ‘I only have one really big note on the script. About page 60 the two leads, both straight men, have a sex scene. What the hell is that? I don’t get it,’ and they go, ‘That’s the scene we wrote to see if guys like you read the script because every studio executive we went to hadn’t read it. You’re the only guy who brought it up so you get the movie.'”
Looks like these smart alecks got what they were looking for, but can you imagine what the original director’s cut would’ve looked like?
Just in case you forgot about the epic scene referenced above, here’s a reminder below.
It’s not on the director’s cut, but that doesn’t mean it never existed! Click here…