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Did Sony cut a bisexual orgy scene from The Interview?

Did Sony cut a bisexual orgy scene from The Interview?

A scene in controversial movie, The Interview, which depicted North Korean leader Kim Jong-un participating in a group sex session with a male journalist and four women, was reportedly cut from the final film.

The Daily Mail says that the ‘gay-orgy’ scene was described in a leaked version of the movie’s screenplay but did not make the final filmed version.

The leaked screenplay surfaced following the hacking of Sony’s internal computer system. The US Government strongly believes was the hacking was coordinated by North Korea – a claim denied by the North Korean government, although it did praise the hack as a ‘righteous deed’.

The Interview stars James Franco and Seth Rogen as a TV journalist and his producer, who – after securing an exclusive interview with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un – are approached by the CIA to assassinate the leader.

According to the Mail, the scene in question was one ‘depicting the aftermath of a gay orgy between Kim Jong-un (played by Korean-American actor Randall Park) and the television presenter Dave Skylark played by Franco.’

The ‘subtle’ scene reportedly showed the two men waking up in bed the morning after participating in a group sex session.

‘Dave and Kim are in a bed naked, with the four women,’ reads the screenplay. ‘They’re all playing MORTAL KOMBAT.’

Another piece of the leaked script reportedly cut from the film was an exchange between Rogen’s and Franco’s characters in which they discuss Jong-un’s sexual skills.

‘He is champion at fellatio,’ says Rogen’s character.

‘He can suck a 12 inch c**k while ice-skating backwards.’

Sony initially announced in early December that it was pulling the release of The Interview, following the hack and threats of further action. However, after being widely criticized for the decision, it went ahead with a limited theatrical release of the film on Christmas Day in the 331 theatres in the US, and an online release.

Although the theatrical release only netted around $1million box office on its first weekend of release, the online release of the $44million movie netted $15 million over the same period – becoming Sony’s most downloaded title of all time.

Sony executives had called the version of the film released at Christmas as ‘redacted’, acknowledging that the Sony Tokyo office had advised certain scenes to be cut. They expressed the hope that a ‘director’s cut’ version of the film may be released on DVD at some stage, although it is unlikely that such a version would ever be released in Asia.

Sony Pictures have been approached to comment on the nature of the redacted scenes.

The Interview also featured a cameo appearance from the rapper, Eminem, who – in a mock interview with Franco’s character – says that he is gay.