James Cameron has already told us that the deleted sex scene in "Avatar"—with its promise of intertwining tendrils and ripples of alien-induced ecstasy—is rather less tantalizing than we might have been led to believe. "I think it's one of those cases where the fantasy vastly exceeds the reality," the director told us last week at the Critics' Choice Movie Awards.
So while the big blue alien bang session between Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) and Neytiri (Zoe Saldana) may only be five or ten seconds long, Saldana is still eager for the viewing public to check it out.
"It's worth it," she said at Critics' Choice, "especially now we're living in a time where there's not enough affection and sexuality in movies. I miss the '80s!"
Me and you both. Expect the scene to be restored for the upcoming DVD as part of what Cameron described to us as "more of a fan version than a director version." Count Saldana as one of those fans. Not that she thinks "Avatar" should have waded more fully into adult territory. At least, not for a while.
"Maybe 'Avatar 4,'" she said with a laugh. "The raunchy Skin-amax version."
Was "Avatar" lacking in sex appeal? What are you most looking forward to seeing in the home video release?