In the original ‘Good Will Hunting’ script, there is a surprise gay sex scene between the two straight leads as a test to see if studios actually read the script.

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Before their script earned them an Academy Award a piece, however, it was proving tricky to get someone to commit to making their movie.

“Everyone in Hollywood wanted Matt Damon and Ben Affleck and the film”, he recalled. “In the meeting with them, I said ‘I only have one really big note on the script. About page 60, the two leads, both straight men, have a sex scene. What the hell is that?'”

Fair question, considering that up until that point, there had been nothing vaguely romantic about their relationship.

Turns out there was a very specific strategy behind Damon and Affleck’s apparent non sequitur. “That’s the scene”, they explained to Weinstein, “we wrote to see if guys like you read the script, because every studio executive we went to hadn’t read it. You’re the only guy who brought it up, so you get the movie”.

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