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Russia’s Film Distributor Censors Gay Scenes Out of Rocketman

Expand Musician Elton John and producer David Furnish, right, arrive for the UK Film Premiere of Rocketman at the Odeon Luxe in London, Monday, May 20, 2019. © AP Photo/Frank Augstein   Rocketman – the Elton John biopic – opened this weekend to generally great reviews, but cinema-goers in Russia were only getting to see only part of the story. According to the film’s Russian distributor, cuts were made to the blockbuster film to scenes depicting gay sex and men kissing, in order to comply with Russian law. While shocking, it’s not terribly surprising that the homosexuality has been diluted…

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