Tuesday, June 4, 2019

HRW: Russia’s Film Distributor Censors Gay Scenes Out of Rocketman

Film Cuts Made to Comply with So-Called ‘Gay Propaganda’ Law
Via Human Rights Watch:
Rocketman – the Elton John biopic – opened this weekend to generally great reviews, but cinema-goers in Russia were only getting to see part of the story.

According to the film’s Russian distributor, cuts were made to the blockbuster film to scenes depicting gay sex and men kissing, in order to comply with Russian law.

While shocking, it’s not terribly surprising that the homosexuality has been diluted from a film about one of the world’s most iconic gay men because of the Russian government’s desire to marginalize and demonize the LGBT community.
Read the full piece by Philippa H Stewart.

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