Nicholson to portray mobster's brutal sex

BOSTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning actor Jack Nicholson plays a South Boston mobster with a brutally kinky side in Martin Scorsese's new film, "The Departed."

Nicholson wanted Scorsese to include sex scenes for his crime boss character, Frank Costello (aka Whitey Bulger), because "these kind of monsters they don't usually have a sex life onscreen, so I wanted to bring that to the part," Nicholson told New York magazine.


"He's a mad, bad nut job, so he's evil sexually too," Nicholson said.

Scorsese is still deciding if the violent sex scenes will be edited, he added.

Last summer, Nicholson improvised a scene for Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Wahlberg, using a prosthetic penis to have sex with two women, the Boston Herald reported.

Bulger reportedly kept a "dog room" at a gym for perverse sexual adventures with teenage girls. The gangster was said to be bisexual, once having a threesome with a bookie and 1960s romantic lead, Sal Mineo, the Boston Herald reported.

"The Departed" is released Oct. 6 and is rated R.


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