Thirty years ago, actress Joanna Cassidy, who played the replicant Zhora in Blade Runner, was supposed to have had a dancing scene with an artificial snake, but the scene was never shot. Recently, she made up for it by producing her own version of that snake dance, made with director and producer Tamela D’Amico. (Previously they had collaborated on a web series called Sex Ed.)
As fans of the 1982 movie Blade Runner know, Joanna Cassidy played Zhora, one of the Nexus-6 models who thinks that seeing the C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate isn’t nearly as important as extending her life beyond its four-year expiration date. Zhora was retired quickly. Too quickly. It seems that Zhora had one scene that, “due to circumstances beyond anyone’s control,” went unfilmed. So Cassidy, righting that dreadful wrong, has filmed it herself.