Jeez… Well I guess they have the right to do this! I don’t agree but I think there is nothing a person can do about it!
Thanks to divamag.co.uk
Scenes from the film Carol featuring same-sex affection have been edited out of an in-flight version shown on Delta Airlines, it was revealed this week.
Based on Patricia Highsmith’s novel The Price Of Salt, Carol tells the story of a young photographer (Rooney Mara) who finds herself enchanted by an older woman, played by Cate Blanchett.
Directed by Todd Haynes, the film won rave reviews and more than 100 industry nominations, but has been plagued by award ceremony snubs and controversy, the latest of which came this week when US comedian Cameron Esposito tweeted: “Watched CAROL on a plane & they edited it so the main characters never even kiss. Boooooo. Two women kissing is fine for planes.”
She added: “BTW my seat mate totally watching something where Paul Giamatti was participating in BDSM w/ a lady but CAROL had no kissing!? VERY MAD.” – very MAD indeed
The following day, she went on: “A bunch of queer gals responded that they watched CAROL on a plane & didn’t know the main characters kiss. THEY KISS.”
In response to the outcry on social media, a spokesperson for Delta told AfterEllen: “There were two versions of this film that the studio makes available. One that is edited and one that is not edited.
“The edited version removes two explicit scenes that do not meet our guidelines. The edited version also removes all kissing. The other version is fully non-edited and includes the kissing, but it also includes the explicit scenes. Unfortunately, Delta doesn’t have the rights to edit the movie, or to make the decision to keep some of that content (e.g. kissing).”
They added: “Because of the explicit scenes included in the non-edited version, we chose the edited version. This is consistent with what is available to all airlines.”
According to the film’s writer Phyllis Nagy, airlines including American United opted to show the unedited version.
This is not the first time the film has fallen victim to the censors. Earlier this year, a US TV network rejected an advert for Carol because of a scene featuring Blanchett and Mara which features “the suggestion of sexual intercourse”.
Well, what can I say. STUPID!!!!!