Deleted Scene From Back To The Future Reveals The Socially Accepted Homophobia Of The ’80s

Beloved classic Back to the Future was released in 1985, when moviegoers were swept up in the tale of one Martin McFly and his zany friend Doc Brown.

This newly rediscovered deleted scene shows Marty (Michael J Fox) expressing concern to Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) that “feeling up his mother” might damage him permanently. He worries that when he goes back to the future, he might end up — gasp — gay!

“This is the kind of thing that could screw me up permanently,” Marty reasons. “What if I go back to the future and I end up being…gay?”

Director Robert Zemeckis was wise to keep this one on the cutting room floor.

Watch below:

h/t HuffPost