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Caitlin Moran reveals ‘musical masturbation scene’ cut from How To Build A Girl and it sounds amazing


Caitlin Moran has revealed a musical masturbation scene was cut from How To Build A Girl.

The movie adaptation of Caitlin’s semi-autobiographical novel of the same name is released on Amazon Prime Video on 24 July, and follows Johanna Morrigan (Beanie Feldstein) as she embarks on a career in music journalism, while also trying to ‘build’ herself as a teenager.

But it’s no standard ‘coming of age’ tale, as Johanna is an absolute force to be reckoned with – as well as the friend we all wish we had in our lives.

While there are scenes showing bloody sanitary towels falling out of her shorts during a PE class, and a moment she fashions a very stylist bikini out of bin bags, Caitlin revealed there were some moments that they had to shelve.

And they sound amazing.

Speaking to Metro.co.uk, she told us: ’We wanted initially to start it with a musical number, with her masturbating with all of her w*nk fantasies kind of parading in front of her.

Beanie Feldstein starred as Johanna Morrigan in How To Build A Girl (Picture: YouTube)

‘Like Aslan, the three sailors from the musical On The Town and maybe some Muppets… Gonzo, I find him quite attractive… But the copyright issues were incredibly expensive.’

‘Also when I started writing this script, masturbation hadn’t been invented for women,’ she laughed. 

‘This was pre-Fleabag, pre-Amy Schumer, pre-Girls. So by the time we got around to shooting the film, everyone’s w*nking now. So even though I invented it in 2010, I’m in my own w*nk backlash now.

‘So we minimised the w*nking and maximised the class war aspects instead.’

Beanie stole our hearts in the role (Picture: YouTube)

Maybe one for the special features…

Caitlin also revealed exactly how much thought went into the infamous scene where Johanna’s sanitary towel fell out of her shorts, in front of her entire PE class.

Lifting the lid on the shoot, she continued: ‘We had such a long meeting about what exactly the pattern of the blood should be on the sanitary towel.

‘On a table, we were trying to work out which day she was on and what pattern it would be. It’s like the Rorschach test of mensies.’

‘The sanitary towel thing, once a month that’s going to be useful gif to have,’ Caitlin prophesied.

‘That’s my ultimate dream, I wanted to make the most gif-able movie ever. That was my dream.’

Well, we think you nailed it.

How To Build A Girl is released on Amazon Prime Video on 24 July.

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