Todd Phillips Says Cut ‘Joker’ Bathtub Scene Was Too ‘Insane’ For R-Rating

“Joker” may have been a very adult comic book movie, but the scenes left on the cutting room floor were apparently even more intense.

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Speaking at the SBIFF Cinema Society, director Todd Phillips talked about one particular scene he had to cut just to keep his R-rating.

He said that among the scenes cut 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.”

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Fans shouldn’t get their hopes up about seeing the bathtub scene in question, though.

“There’s plenty of deleted scenes, yeah, but they’re not going to be on the DVD. I don’t do deleted scenes,” Phillips told Collider last month.

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