Elton John on Friday criticized Russia’s reported censorship of gay sex scenes in the new movie musical based on his life, “Rocketman,” calling the decision “cruelly unaccepting of the love between two people.” “We reject in the strongest possible terms the decision to pander to.
All intimate same-sex scenes have been removed from the Russian release of Rocketman, a new biographical film based on the life of British rock star Elton John. Dozhd TV journalist Mikhail Kozyrev and cinema critic Anton Dolin, who presented the film at the Oktyabr movie theater.
Elton John biopic's gay sex and kissing footage edited out in effort to play Anton Dolin, a popular Russian film critic, wrote on Facebook that.
According to the Huffington Post, "Elton John on Friday criticized Russia's reported censorship of gay sex scenes in the new movie musical.
Russian gay rights activists and cultural figures are criticizing the local distributor of a new movie about Elton John for cutting scenes in it.