Is there really an unreleased racy version of “Mrs. Doubtfire” in existence?
"Justice League" fans were thrilled this week as the viral movement to have the “Snyder Cut” of the film released finally paid off with HBO Max’s debut of "Zack Snyder's Justice League."
Now, the internet has set their sights on "Mrs. Doubtfire," as a viral tweet reignited rumors that there may be an NC-17 rated version of the 1993 comedy starring Robin Williams.
While rumors of the raunchier version have been circulating for years, a tweet from the “Film Facts” Twitter account drove fans into a frenzy. “While filming 'Mrs. Doubtfire' (1993), Robin Williams improvised so much that there were PG, PG-13, R, and NC-17 cuts of the film,” claimed the viral tweet.
Cinephiles quickly began to demand for the alleged NC-17 cut of the film to be released.
The movement gained so much steam that the film's director Chris Columbus finally spoke out to address whether or not a risqué version exists.
"The reality is that there was a deal between Robin and myself, which was, he'll do one or two, three scripted takes. And then he would say, 'Then let me play.' And we would basically go on anywhere between 15 to 22 takes, I think 22 being the most I remember," Columbus told “Entertainment Weekly.”
"He would sometimes go into territory that wouldn't be appropriate for a PG-13 movie, but certainly appropriate and hilariously funny for an R-rated film,” the filmmaker said, before putting to bed the idea that anything raunchier than that exists. “I only [previously] used the phrase NC-17 as a joke. There could be no NC-17 version of the movie.”
So there you have it!
While the original film received a PG-13 rating, Columbus said there is a chance fans could see some of Williams' foul-mouthed improvs of his classic lines playing the drag housekeeper.
"I would be open to maybe doing a documentary about the making of the film, and enabling people to see certain scenes re-edited in an R-rated version," Columbus added. "The problem is, I don't recall most of it. I only know what's in the movie at this point because it's been a long time. But I do remember it was outrageously funny material."
Whether the doc ever materializes, fans can enjoy the classic PG-13 rated version of "Mrs. Doubtfire" on HBO Max.
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