While there may be some creative liberties taken with the adaptation of Jordan Belfort’s memoir, we know one scene wasn’t exaggerated for effect.
The scene involving DiCaprio’s character, a prostitute and a strategically placed candle “was in the book, but I didn’t write it into the screenplay,” scribe Terence Winter said in December at the film’s New York premiere.
“Then the day they were going to shoot it, Leo was brave enough to tell Marty that the scene originally started with a candle up his butt and then, well there you go. It was there!”
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