Hollywood Movie Queer Censorship
Not only are queer voices being silenced on social media and websites we are being edited out of movies. At least any trace of same sex relationships. Here are some recent examples of mainstreams movies being edited for a wider global audience.
Star Wars LGBTQ Censorship
Firstly read about this recent case of Queer censorship. This is definitely a sign of things to come.
A scene showing a lesbian kiss has been cut from the Singaporean version of the Star Wars film The Rise of Skywalker.
In Singapore, same-sex marriage is illegal and sex between men is a crime that carries a penalty of up to two years in prison. The law is silent on sex between women, says the LGBT rights charity Stonewall.
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Singaporean censorship guidelines state that films containing LGBT themes or content as a subplot may be restricted to viewers aged 18 and above, while films focusing on homosexuality may be hit with a 21-and-over rating.TheGuardian
Rocketman LGBTQ Censorship
Besides that the film about Elton John. Probably one of the most famous of gay entertainers even so a film about his life censored.
TASS news agency that the film had “been modified to make it comply with Russian law.”
The issue originally came to light last week when the movie was screened for journalists ahead of its general release. The Moscow Times reported that a critic who had seen Rocketman at the Cannes film festival noticed that some parts had been cut.
The missing scenes reportedly involve gay sex and drug taking.Forbes
Bohemian Rhapsody LGBTQ Censorship
Finally, this just seems bizarre to have a film about another gay men who died of AIDS at the height of the epidemic to have his sexuality removed from a film about his life. Just saying..
Bohemian Rhapsody has been censored in China, much to the annoyance of some Chinese theatergoers. According to The New York Times, the Queen biopic hit theaters in the country last weekend, but it was an altered version that omitted references to lead singer Freddie Mercury’s sexuality. Per the Times, those references include the scene where Mercury, who was bisexual, discusses his sexuality with his fiancée, and the scene that introduces Mercury’s future partner, Jim Hutton. In addition, a scene where Queen performs in women’s clothing has been omitted. All in all, the Chinese version of the film is about three minutes shorter than the original release.VanityFair