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The 'Horrifying' Scene HBO Refused to Let Sex and the City Air

The 'Horrifying' Scene HBO Refused to Let Sex and the City Air

The 'Horrifying' Scene HBO Refused to Let 'Sex and the City' Air
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"I can’t believe we even thought about doing it.”

This week marked the 20th anniversary of Sex and the City, which premiered on HBO in 1998. While HBO today is home of shows that gratuitously feature violence, rape and a whole lot of incest (and that's just on Game of Thrones), 1998 was a very different time. In an interview with Vanity Fair, Sex and the City creator Darren Star reminisced on one scene that HBO refused to let the show air.

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In one early episode, Charlotte (Kristen Davis) dated a man who was very put out when she wouldn't go down on him. "He basically was always pushing her head down to give him oral sex. And he had this golden retriever who was always around," explained Starr. "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. And then she walked back in and saw that his golden retriever was going down on him."

"It's sort of horrifying that we shot that," Amy B. Harris, who wrote the episode, added. "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."

We're pretty sure even Game of Thrones hasn't featured bestiality, although there's always the final season, so don't count your dragons before they hatch.

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