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The Sex and the City deleted scene that will give you nightmares

Lauren Franklin June 12, 2018

The already iconic scene was originally far more risqué (HBO)

Sex and the City was celebrated for pushing boundaries in the nineties – but there’s one “horrifying” deleted scene that show bosses have admitted went too far.

During series one episode The Monogamists, a scene ended up on the cutting room floor, which even by today’s standards would have audiences retching.

The storyline featured Charlotte (Kristin Davis) dating a guy called Michael, played by Jack Koenig, who happened to have a golden retriever called Butterscotch…

“It’s sort of horrifying that we shot that” (HBO)

During the instalment the pair encountered problems in the bedroom when Michael constantly pushed Charlotte’s head down towards his crotch – which resulted in her ending things.

We’ll let show creator Darren Starr and episode writer Amy B. Harris explain the rest.

“He basically was always pushing her head down to give him oral sex. And he had this golden retriever who was always around,” Starr, told Vanity Fair.

“She basically let him have it about being offended by his insistence on just wanting a blow job. She accused him of only liking her for that and kind of stormed out. And then she walked back in and saw that his golden retriever was going down on him.”

“I can’t believe we even thought about doing it” (HBO)

To add some more graphic imagery, Harris gave further details.

She said: “It’s sort of horrifying that we shot that.

“We shot him putting peanut butter on his penis, and Charlotte walks back in like, ‘Oh, I’m being unreasonable,’ and then she sees that … I can’t believe we even thought about doing it.”

While the show was celebrated for it’s progressive portrayal of heterosexual women’s sex lives and relationships, it was glaringly lacking in other areas.

Speaking at Wall Street Journal’s Future of Everything Festival, actress Sarah Jessica Parker admitted that the award-winning show lacked diversity over its six seasons and two feature films.

“There were no women of colour, and there was no substantial conversation about the LGBTQ community,” Jessica Parker stated.

The cut scene involved Charlotte’s boyfriend using his dog after Charlotte refused to give him a blow job (HBO)

When asked about making the iconic New York-based TV show in 2018, Parker said that New York City has undergone “enormous change” since the show began in 1998 and that it would likely be completely different.

She said: “You know, this city has changed – that was 20 years ago this June – this city has changed an enormous amount politically and economically and socially and I think it would be a different show, honestly.”

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