By Susan Payne
“80 for Brady,” a 2023 comedy/drama film that follows a group of longtime friends who want to attend the Super Bowl to see Tom Brady play, has a lot for the LGBTQ moviegoers to be excited about.
Starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Rita Moreno and Sally Field, the group takes a trip to see the 2017 Super Bowl and Billy Porter plays a halftime show choreographer, but there are some scenes that have been taken out, according to Variety.
“Now I’ve learned there was even supposed to be a gay kiss. So what happened? Gus Kenworthy says his cameo in the film originally included him ‘making out’ with his on-screen boyfriend, played by ‘M3GAN’ actor Brian Jordan Alvarez, but the scene didn’t make it into the 98-minute movie,” said Variety writer Marc Malkin.
Kenworthy told Malkin Paramount Pictures had to cut the scene for time, but thinks they cut it for Middle America.
Malkin said Kenworthy and Alvarez shot several takes of the kiss.
“Some of them got raunchy,” Kenworthy told Malkin with a laugh, adding that he hopes at least one of them makes it into the director’s cut. “Release the tapes! See if you can get that trending.”
Paramount Pictures and Tom Brady representation declined to comment in the Variety story.