Todd Phillips revealed that an “insane” bathtub scene was cut so that Joker could maintain its R-rating.
Speaking at a Q&A at the SBIFF Cinema Society, Phillips explained that among the cut scenes was “one that is amazing in a bathtub, but I don’t think we can actually include it in an R-rated movie and it’s not because it was pornographic, it was just insane.” Watch the full Q&A below.
While the latest revelation is sure to intrigue fans, don’t expect to get a glimpse of the bathtub scene any time soon. In a recent interview with Collider Phillips clarified that “There’s plenty of deleted scenes, yeah, but they’re not going to be on the DVD. I don’t do deleted scenes.”
As we learned with the omitted Zazie Beetz scene and the director cutting Joaquin Phoenix’s favorite scene, “The movie that exists is exactly the movie we want it to be— I feel like all that adding deleted scenes do is confuse it.”