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HBO forced Sex and the City writers to ditch a scene because it was just too revolting

This is just too much.

BACK IN 1998, four New York women sashayed onto our television screens, and took up residence for six years, before waving goodbye to the Big Apple’s dating scene in 2004.


Considered one of the most groundbreaking shows of its time, Sex and the City weren’t afraid to tackle issues head-on, but writers have recently revealed that some of their scenes were too explicit… even for SATC.

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the show’s pilot, the writers, who provided us with some seriously compelling storylines during their time, told Vanity Fair that there was one particular occasion when HBO had to step in and veto a scene.


And before we go on, it’s worth noting that this scene most definitely isn’t for the fainthearted… or weak-stomached.

Referring to an episode in the first season entitled The Monogamists which featured Charlotte and a new partner, creator, Darren Star,  revealed that they had shot and edited the scene before HBO put their foot down.

And now it’s time for the overview.

It was really the end of the story line. He basically was always pushing [Charlotte's] head down to give him oral sex. And he had this golden retriever who was always around. In the final scene, she basically let him have it about being offended by his insistence on just wanting a blow job. She accused him of only liking her for that and kind of stormed out.

Yes! Go Charlotte, but now, prepare yourself, people.

And then she walked back in and saw that his golden retriever was going down on him.

We know, we’re literally shook.


But by the sound of it, so too is writer Amy B Harris, who seems vaguely incredulous that the scene made it into the script let alone the fact they shot it, and presented it to network bosses.

It’s sort of horrifying that we shot that. We shot him putting peanut butter on his penis, and Charlotte walks back in like, ‘Oh, I’m being unreasonable,’ and then she sees that. . . . I can’t believe we even thought about doing it.

And if anyone needs us, we’ll be busy blanking that description from our minds for the rest of our lives.

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