Sexo gay en "Rocketman" censurado: el debate incluso lleva a Amnistía Internacional a la escena

Gay sex on "Rocketman" censored: debate even brings Amnesty International to the scene

Gay sex on "Rocketman" censored: debate even brings Amnesty International to the scene

In Russia, “Rocketman” is apparently only being released in a censored version and therefore a mutilated version in theaters, which is currently sparking heated debate …


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Russian film critic Anton Dolin made a huge apology to Elton John on Facebook that that “Rocketman” is apparently heavily censored in Russia. All kissing, sex and oral sex scenes between men have been removed, Dolin said. Even the credits have been changed. The note has been removed that Elton John has found his great love after all and is the father of two children with her husband. Also a critic of Dolin, Mischa Kosyrew, added that scenes with drug use were also missing.

The reveal generated a great response. There are numerous demands that “Rocketman” be shown in full for its theatrical release in Russia on June 6. The human rights organization Amnesty International also did the same and criticized: “This shattered version of the film insults and dehumanizes same-sex relationships and therefore ask the dealer to re-insert all deleted scenes.

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The Russian government rejects all the accusations. The state news agency RIA quotes Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky as saying he has nothing to do with the changes. However, according to the TASS news agency, the Russian distributor admitted that the film was “personalized” to have. This probably refers to a law according to which homosexual relationships cannot be spread to minors. According to IMDb, “Rocketman” in Russia has an age rating of 18+, so minors can’t watch the movie anyway. By the way, “Bohemian Rhapsody” was recently released in full in Russian cinemas.

One can only hope that the current debate and attention will ensure that “Rocketman” kicks off in Russia in full next week. In Germany, the story of the first years of Elton John’s life, which lasts just over two hours, is, of course, in full and published from the age of 12.. “The plot and the problems presented are understandable for 12-year-olds. Elton John’s inner turmoil becomes as clearly understandable as his clearly negative attitude toward drugs and alcohol. Even sometimes violent disputes with vulgar language can be put in the context of the story by children from the age of 12 and dealt with appropriately. Therefore, a negative role model effect should not be feared.“He says among other things in the Reason for FSK release.

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To update: Meanwhile, Elton John and the filmmakers have also released a joint statement. It says, among other things: “That the local distributor cut out certain scenes, thus denying the audience the opportunity to see the film as it was intended, is a sad reflection of the divided world we still live in and how it still loves. Between two people that I can’t so cruelly accept