54 was panned in the 90s but has developed a cult like gay following. It’s a fun music video of a movie from a time of drugs, clubs and sex. The movie that came out in theaters and on DVD, however, is a watered down version that was missing the raw (and often gay) elements that truly defined the Studio 54 experience. Fortunately the 54 Director’s Cut is now finally available almost 20 years later!
About 40 minutes of what was left on the cutting room floor is now back in glorious HD, including Ryan Phillippe’s flirtation with co-star Brecken Meyer. You see the two dancing behind the bar shirtless Magic Mike style. Even better, later in the film at about the 1:07 mark (yeah I know you’re going to fast forward), the two share an emotional moment that ends with a makeout session.
Some scenes that were cut I’ve noticed so far:
– Ryan Phillippe in a hot tub with a sugar daddy. They share a kiss.
– Ryan Phillippe’s makeout scene with Brecken Meyer in a dark abandoned Studio 54
– Ryan Phillippe dancing shirtless behind the bar at 54 with Brecken
– The photo shoot of Ryan in this shirtless Santa outfit:
… still watching it, I’ll add more!