LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 22: Justin Long attends the "Barbarian" Collider special screening at The Landmark Westwood in Los Angeles, California on August 22, 2022. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for 20th Century Studios)
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The Most Disgusting Scene In Barbarian Was Cut
"Barbarian" features a number of scenes best described as "disturbing," but writer/director Zach Cregger decided to scrap one particularly gnarly scene that would have had loads of people in the audience audibly yelping and squirming in their seats. While it would have contributed greatly to the movie's gross-out factor, it was a bridge too far that didn't need to be crossed.
Those who have seen the film are familiar with the scene in which Justin Long's disgraced, egomaniacal actor character AJ refuses to drink from the baby bottle from Mother which prompts her to forcefully breastfeed him. That is already outrageous enough, but originally, that scene was to go in a slightly different direction.
At a Q&A for the picture at FrightFest, Cregger said, "We cut a scene where he refuses to latch, and so she snatches up a rat, chews it up, and baby-birds him ... We filmed it perfectly, Justin was such a good sport. Matthew – who plays the Mother – really masticated this prosciutto, and dropped it direct, bullseye into his mouth. It was pretty gross."