After screening the gross-out fest that is Scary Movie 2 which grossed a disappointing $20 million during its opening weekend we just know there's a heap of filth waiting to be scraped off the cutting-room floor and plopped onto an even raunchier DVD. Director Keenen Ivory Wayans cheerfully acknowledges as much, and even hints to TV Guide Online what will and won't make the bonus reel.
To start with, he lays to rest rumors that we'll ever be seeing footage from Marlon Brando's day on the set. (The 77-year-old Oscar winner fell ill and had to be replaced by James Woods in the film's kick-off scene a slimy spoof of The Exorcist.) "I don't think it's fair to him to put on his performance where he has pneumonia," Wayans insists. "I think that would be disrespectful to him."
The director's reverential sentiments end there, however, as he gears up to unleash other material the MPAA vetoed before approving Scary's R-rating. "The tone in general is much stricter now," he points out. "Everything that was sexual in the movie was cut way down."
So what will be the DVD's naughtiest contribution? Chuckles Wayans: "There's a sketch called 'Grannies Gone Wild' that didn't make it. It was a parody of [the Spring Break video] Girls Gone Wild, with old ladies shakin' their asses and flashing people. I was shocked. Even I'll admit it was pretty out there. The MPAA was like, 'You're insane.'"
Clearly, Wayans has no illusions that Scary Movie 2
is an art film nor has he any qualms about cashing in on kids' affinity for sleazy sex jokes and bathroom buffoonery. "I think without question the poo-poo humor is a younger sensibility," he concedes. "School's out, so the majority of summer movies target the younger audience. The older we get, the more discriminating we get about the movies we see. [But] farts are funny until you reach about 30 years old, so it's all good."