It’s about time. 15 years after 54 first hit theaters, the much-buzzed about kissing scene between Ryan Phillippe and Breckin Meyer finally surfaces.

Originally, director Mark Christopher’s film about the famed nightclub was supposed to show all the decadence, but was plagued by reshoots and a strong editing hand by the studio. Instead of being a racy visual feast, it was watered down to a lame love story between Ryan Phillippe and Neve Campbell. The silver lining was the film provided one groovy disco soundtrack. That Ultra Nate-Amber-Jocelyn Enriquez dance track, “If You Could Read My Mind” was everything.

In 2008, Christopher finally got to show his original vision with a director’s cut that was shown at Outfest in Los Angeles. He added over 45 minutes to the original theatrical release. At long last, we finally get to see that Phillippe-Meyer gay kiss. I was beginning to think it was just an urban legend. The clip is grainy and low quality, but at least it’s something. Watch it below.


Brecklin Meyer Kisses Ryan Philippe

54 Movie Trailer