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Airlines showing censored versions of Carol with lesbian kissing edited out

2016-08-07
Carol is a film based on Patricia Highsmith's novel 'The Price of Salt'. It stars Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara as two women who develop an intimate relationship. However the Huffington Post reports that Delta Airlines have been showing an edited version of the film which has the lesbian kissing scenes edited out. Comedian Cameron Esposito watched the film during a flight and tweeted about the edited version, saying: "Watched Carol on a plane and they edited it so the man character never even kiss. Booo. Two women kissing is fine for planes." In a statement to Entertainment Weekly Delta Airlines said that the reason they showed the edited film was because the studio supplied them with two versions. An unedited version that included nudity and the edited one that cut the nudity as well as the kissing. They said: "If we were worried about kissing we wouldn't be showing the film in the first place, but because there are scenes with more than a few seconds of nudity, we opted for the edited version instead of the theatrical version." Phyllis Nagy, Carol's screenwriter, stated that American Airlines and United Airlines show the original, unedited versions of the film. Carol has been voted as the best LGBT film "of all time" by film experts. More stories: Meet the out and proud gay men representing their country at the Rio Olympic Games Carly Rae Jepsen talks new music, Brighton Pride, and why she’s become the queen of f**king everything