Secret footage: Barbra Streisand as dominatrix in 'Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom'

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Can we all agree that 1984's Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom was the least watchable film in the trilogy? (We still love Short-Round. "You CHEATED, Dr. Jones!") But imagine how much better the film had been if this scene -- featuring Barbra Streisand as a whip-wielding dominatrix -- had been included.

According to the great JoBlo.com, this long-lost scene was shot as a practical joke -- but on whom is still a question. "While Harrison Ford was chained to the stone in Mola Ram's temple, about to be whipped (with his own whip) by the giant Thuggee goon, Barbra Streisand instead stepped in wearing a dominatrix outfit and begin whipping Ford," JoBlo writes. "It may have been hard to see or hear at certain points but the person who interrupts the whipping and gives Ford a kiss is Carrie Fisher and the bearded man is Empire Strikes Back director Irvin Kershner."

Oh yes, it's nearly impossible to see or hear, but JoBlo has the transcript on his site. I don't want to steal any more thunder, but here's my favorite exchange: 

Barbra Streisand: "This is for Hanover Street!" (whip!)
Barbra Streisand: "This is for all the money you’re going to make on Return of the Jedi!" (whip!)
Harrison Ford: "Who's that?"
Carrie Fisher: "Someone who needs you!"

"This was reportedly from Steven Spielberg's private blooper reel and was recorded off a screen, hence the grainy video and subpar audio," JoBlo explains.

[Last modified: Thursday, September 8, 2011 2:15pm]

    

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