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Deadpool received its R-rating for many reasons, but one of them was the film's extensive early sex scene. Apparently, there was originally a lot more to that scene, but Morena Baccarin is more than happy that not everything made it into the final film. The reason she's happy has nothing to do with anything in the movie being too risque or vulgar. Ultimately, there was just so much shot for that sequence that if it had all been included it just would have gone on way too long. According to Baccarin...
It took two days to shoot, because I think it was us making sweet love for an entire calendar year so it was all the holidays you know. So we dressed differently for every one. We ended up leaving just a lot on the cutting room floor, because there are a lot of holidays. And I feel good about that---the part that was left out. I literally mean that [was] enough sex. Like nobody needs to see more than what was in the movie.
Sex scenes are often described by actors as some of the most difficult, an utterly unsexy, scenes to shoot, and we can imagine that doing so for two days could have been grueling. Based on Morena Baccarin's comments to Conan O'Brien it doesn't sound like things were all that bad, probably because of the variety that was included since every new holiday scene required new costumes and settings.
For the record, the scene that we got in Deadpool covered, Valentine's Day, Chinese New Year, International Women's Day, Lent, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. For the most part, they hit all the major holidays, with a couple extras thrown in specifically for the laughs. There are plenty of other places they could have gone, and apparently did, that we didn't see in the film's final cut.
As great as the sequence is, being both sexy and hilarious, there's a point at which too much sex in a movie can start to feel awkward and there's a point at which a joke ceases to be funny. For those reasons, we tend to agree with Morena Baccarin that the scene is probably the perfect length as it is.
Having said that, we're now still very curious what else was originally filmed. The biggest American holiday that we can think of that wasn't included is probably the Fourth of July. We're hoping they were careful if they filmed that scene. Nudity and fireworks is a recipe for disaster. Maybe something for Easter? Do not think about what they did with the eggs.
What's your favorite holiday that you wish had been included in the Deadpool sex montage? Let us know in the comments.