Sir Elton John has criticised a Russian film company's decision to cut gay sex scenes from his new biopic Rocketman. The local film distributor told state news agency Tass it cut scenes from the film to comply with Russian laws. The British singer and the makers of Rocketman issued a statement saying they rejected the censorship "in the strongest possible terms". In a statement shared on his Twitter page late on Friday, he described the censorship of Rocketman as a "sad reflection of the divided world we still live in and how it can still be so cruelly unaccepting of the love between two people. We have seen all of this before.
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By Rhuaridh Marr on May 31, rhuaridh. The scene — which Elton John reportedly demanded be kept in the final version of the film — is among five minutes of footage cut from Rocketman before its June 6 release in Russia. Read More : Lesbian couple sues Trump administration and South Carolina over foster care discrimination. These are challenging times for news organizations. Check out all our membership levels here and please join us today! Print PDF book. PDF to magazine.
Russian Censors Cut Gay-Sex Scenes Out Of Elton John Biopic
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All intimate same-sex scenes have been removed from the Russian release of Rocketman, a new biographical film based on the life of British rock star Elton John. Dozhd TV journalist Mikhail Kozyrev and cinema critic Anton Dolin, who presented the film at the Oktyabr movie theater in Moscow on May 30, said that scenes with drugs, gay sex, and men kissing had been removed from the release being presented across Russia by the Central Partnership film distribution and production company. Critic Yegor Moskvitin, who saw the original movie in Cannes earlier this month, confirmed that gay scenes and a statement in the titles about Elton John's "true love" had been cut from the Russian release.