China cuts gay kiss from new Alien Covenant film
China has censored a number of parts in Ridley Scott’s new film, Alien Covenant, including a gay kiss.
The country is known for censoring graphic content out of films – meaning that viewers were cut short by six minutes of a violent scene.
A passionate kiss shared between Michael Fassbender and himself (he plays two characters in the film) was also cut from the film.
The cut has been criticised for missing a key part of the storyline.
Yu, a 26-year-old who works in an advertising agency in Shanghai explained that the other cuts were not noticeable.
However, for her and many others, the missing kiss causes the film to be confusing.
“For the other missing parts you don’t notice or know when it happens, but you can really feel something is missing where the gay kiss is supposed to be,” Yu said.
The kiss between android’s David and Walter (both played by Fassbender) is the first of a kind for the franchise.
In its 38-year history, Covenant is the only film to feature a same-sex couple.
Lope (Demián Bichir) and Hallett (Nathaniel Dean) are married in the film.
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