Movie Carol edited for airlines!

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!

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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.

Movie Carol edited for plainsDirected 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.

Corol edited for plains“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!!!!!



This movie sounds very interesting.
First there was not much to find about it but now there is enough info to make a informative post! 🙂

Plot summary

Set in 1950s New York, two women from very different backgrounds find themselves in the throes of love. A young woman in her 20s, Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara), is a clerk working in a Manhattan department store and dreaming of a more fulfilling life when she meets Carol (Cate Blanchett), an alluring woman trapped in a loveless, convenient marriage. As an immediate connection sparks between them, the innocence of their first encounter dims and their connection deepens. While Carol breaks free from the confines of marriage, her husband (Kyle Chandler) threatens her competence as a mother when Carol’s involvement with Therese and close relationship with her best friend Abby (Sarah Paulson) comes to light. As Carol leaves the comfort of home to travel with Therese, an internal journey of self-discovery coincides with her new sense of space.

The reviews are very good. I think this is a movie that , if you can, should see!!
Director: Todd Haynes
Writers: Patricia Highsmith (novel), Phyllis Nagy (screenplay)
Stars: Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson, Cate Blanchett wrote:

The lesbian romance, directed by Todd Haynes and adapted by Phyllis Nagy from Patricia Highsmith’s novel “The Price of Salt,” received rave reviews and generated Oscar buzz following its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May. It also earned Mara a best actress award at the fest.