Witness That Time Barbra Streisand Whipped Indiana Jones
The world of cinema is full of bizarre urban legends -- just ask Richard Gere's butt. For instance, for years, there were rumors that Barbra Streisand showed up on the set of Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom dressed as a dominatrix and started whipping Indy. That sounds like the sort of thing we'd hear from our buddy whose uncle works at Nintendo.
We all assumed that any footage of this incident, if it even exists, would be sealed off in some kind of crate full of face-melting Bible ghosts for all eternity. Well, to the delight of movie fans and authors of Indy/Yentl erotic fanfiction alike, a tape of this most sought-after outtake eventually surfaced. It all went down during the scene in which Harrison Ford is being whipped by a decidedly un-sexy, not remotely dominatrix-like temple guard. To Ford's surprise, Spielberg got Streisand to take the guard's place. Unfortunately, the quality of the leaked tape looks like the Zapruder film viewed through a jug of moonshine, but you can tell from the audio that it's either Barbra or a very good impersonator.
LucasfilmLooks like there's a bit of a "Streisand effect" going on in Ford's pants right now.
As Streisand whips, she says it's for all the crappy movies Ford starred in, adding: "This is for all the money you're going to make on Return Of The Jedi." Of course, if she could have foreseen Hollywood Homicide and Cowboys & Aliens, Ford may not have survived the prank. Furthering the fever-dream-ness of this odd stunt, Carrie Fisher and Empire Strikes Back director Irvin Kershner show up ... meaning Disney probably owns all this shit now.
LucasfilmWe're surprised there isn't a "Dominatrix Streisand with karate chop action" action figure yet.
Fisher (who also appears to be in some sort of disguise) kisses Ford, and then Kershner starts directing Spielberg to inflict more pain on the actor, saying "You call that shouting? You call that pain?" It's probably a good thing this tape didn't come out sooner, because it ends with this unfortunate quip: