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Harvey Weinstein's Collection Could Contain Unused Carol Sex Scenes

Harvey Weinstein's Collection Could Contain Unused Carol Sex Scenes

Carol, Harvey Weinstein, Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara

As the #MeToo movement soldiers on, worry over the fate of older footage grows.

What started as a small seed of defiance fed by a massive, collective will for change has dug its roots deep into the Hollywood establishment and continues to flourish and invade long-held bastions of sexual inequality within the entertainment industry.

Among the obvious, contract agreements involving actors and sex scenes in film and television are being subjected to more scrutiny stemming from an increased desire for agents and lawyers to protect their clients. While that's great news for actors working on current and upcoming projects, what does it mean for films that have already released?

Related | Watch Cate Blanchett & Rooney Mara Fall in Love in Carol Clips

In a new Hollywood Reporter feature, concerns arise specifically surrounding the 2015 film Carol, which saw Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett in a flirtatious 1950s lesbian romance. In the article, a source alleges that Harvey Weinstein, who distributed the Todd Haynes drama, kept unused nude scenes from the film for his own personal collection.

Such unused shots are often presumed deleted on "good faith efforts," but someone close to the Carol production admitted they "don't even think it's possible to destroy anything in the digital age, the idea of anything being erased from existence is naive." Read the full THR story, here.

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