Ridley Scott’s House of Gucci was nearly three hours long, but apparently that wasn’t enough time to squeeze in some sapphic representation.
Speaking at MGM Studios’s recent panel with her House of Gucci costars, lead actress Lady Gaga dropped a surprising tidbit: Her character, the scorned Patrizia Reggiani, develops a “sexual relationship” with Salma Hayek’s Pina Auriemma, her psychic and close confidant. Their spicier scenes together didn’t make the final cut.
“There’s a whole side of this film that you did not see,” Gaga teased. “But this is a testament to [Scott] as a director because he let us go there. I remember being on set with Salma and being like, ’So, after Maurizio [Gucci] dies, maybe it gets hot?'”
“You think she’s kidding,” Hayek added, laughing.
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Gaga improvising a sex scene with Hayek totally tracks. The Chromatica songstress and noted bicon has spoken repeatedly about going full method for the role. In fact, one of the film’s most quotable lines was an unscripted Gaga original.
In the film, which is based on a true story, Patrizia turns to Pina for friendship and spiritual guidance as her marriage to Maurizio Gucci (played by Adam Driver) begins to crumble. Both women are clearly close — Pina helps Patrizia put a hit out on Maurizio, for God’s sake! — but their relationship never ventures into the realm of physical intimacy.
Scott has already said he plans to release a director’s cut of the film, which received a lukewarm critical reception after its long-awaited premiere in November. Gaga, however, was universally praised for her portrayal of Reggiani. Many Oscars predictors have listed her in the running for a Best Actress nod. It would mark her fourth Oscar nomination — and if she won, she’d add a second Academy Award to her collection.
Will Patrizia and Pina get steamy in the extended version of House of Gucci? In the words of Mother Monster herself, “Director’s cut — who knows?”