'Gossip Girl' Creators Reveal R-Rated Sex Scenes That Didn't Make the Cut


'Gossip Girl' Creators Reveal R-Rated Sex Scenes That Didn't Make the Cut


There's a scene where Georgina Sparks is sending Serena a box of dildos, but they had to cut it because of Standards and Practices.
"Gossip Girl" is not an HBO show, but it was famously provocative about sex. Among the hottest scenes were the sex on a hotel bar and a threesome featuring Hilary Duff. But there were several other scenes that didn't meet the standard of the broadcasting network and didn't make the cut.

Speaking to Vulture to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the series premiere, executive producer Joshua Safran reveals which R-rated sex scenes that didn't get to air. "We had a story about Chuck (Ed Westwick) taking care of Blair (Leighton Meester) under a table at Xan's," Safran says. "I don't think we were able to do it, but we hinted at it."

Even racier than that was a scene where Georgina Sparks (Michelle Trachtenberg) is tormenting Serena (Blake Lively) from afar by sending her a box of dildos. Safran shares, "There were dildos she sent to Dan (Penn Badgley) at the house, and we had these really huge dildos in this house that Penn was so shocked to see - but we cut it because you couldn't show them on air. The deleted-scene version, which I don't think we ever put anywhere, is hilarious because they're like a foot and a half long. Penn was really shocked."

Series creator Josh Schwartz, meanwhile, talks about the doll that Blake Lively was taking photos of and sending the pictures to Leonardo DiCaprio when they were dating. "I think it was Flat Stanley, wasn't it?" he says.

In the previously released part of the interview, Schwartz reveals that Jennifer Lawrence almost played Serena. "Jennifer Lawrence really wanted to play Serena and auditioned," he recalls. "This story came to us secondhand, but we were told she definitely auditioned and was bummed to not get it. We can't remember if we saw it or not."

While they have no regrets about not casting Lawrence for the lead role, they have some regrets about the all-white cast. "When I look back on 'Gossip Girl', the only things I regret were not as much representation for people of color and gay story lines," Safran admits. "Those are the two things I think we probably could have delved into more deeply, but other than that, I only regret things like not showing Chuck finger Blair and the dildos and other sexual stuff."


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