WATCH: James Dean’s Rather Homoerotic Original Screen Test for East of Eden – Video
Posted below have the original screen tests for James Dean’s first movie in 1955, East of Eden.
The screen test featuring Dean and Richard Davalos rassling around in a bedroom shirtless and as a bonus includes a crotch grab is quite the find.
Since this is just a screen test, it was taken a bit out of context. In the scene that ended up being recorded for the actual movie, it is much more intense and much less homoerotic
*TRIVIA: James Dean and Paul Newman both competed against each other for the role of Cal Trask in the 1955 adaptation of John Steinbeck’s epic novel.