“Silver Spoon, Sterling Shackles”: Hours of Deleted Scenes Revealed
The Hong Kong Broadcasting Authority and TVB have received many complaints that Silver Spoon, Sterling Shackles <名媛望族> contained indecent scenes that are not fit for prime time hours. It turns out total of approximately four episodes of explicit scenes have been cut from Silver Spoon, Sterling Shackles, in an attempt to make the drama more family friendly.
Tavia Yeung’s Rape Scene Eliminated
Eliminated from the show is the scene depicting the rape of Hong Tsz Kwan (康子君), played by Tavia Yeung (楊怡). It is a flashback scene which has Tavia recalling the rape when she was unable to become pregnant after becoming Damian Lau’s (劉松仁) fourth wife. Before becoming a daomadan singer, Tavia was the victim of a gangster played by Lo Mang (羅莽). It was reported that after the rape scene was deleted, all that is left for the viewers is a flashback showing a crying Tavia next to a laughing Lo Mang.
Suicide Scene Edited
Another scene that was edited is when Kwai Siu Yau’s (Rebecca Zhu 朱晨麗) younger sister Siu Yu, portrayed by Bella Lam (林穎彤), commits suicide by biting her tongue off, and dies from profuse bleeding. For the prime-time viewers, the depiction of Bella killing herself may be too shocking, so it ended up as a short scene of a crying Rebecca holding on to the dying Bella.
Sex Scenes Toned Down
Some of the intimate scenes, or “artistic scenes” as Damian Lau called them, were either trimmed or removed. For example, the scene where Damian and Tavia engage in a long passionate kiss, or more appropriately, Tavia biting down on Damian’s lower lips, was trimmed to the minimum. The scene was not in the original script and was added after Tavia and Damian decided that it shows the love-hate feelings between the two.
Although it was not reported as one of the deleted scenes, Elena Kong’s (江美儀) masturbation action may not see the light of day. The scene allegedly took place when Elena became a bored and neglected wife after Damian married Tavia. The masturbation scene would undoubtedly offend many prime-time TV viewers, and it will most likely be removed due to its suggestive nature.
This article is written by Lance for JayneStars.com.
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