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WATCH: James Dean’s Rather Homoerotic Original Screen Test for East of Eden – Video

WATCH: James Deans 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.

 

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