If you recently watched the movie “Carol,” a 1950s love story about two women played by Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, aboard a Delta Airlines flight, you may be unaware that the two characters kiss.
That’s because those moments were edited out.
Comedian Cameron Esposito tweeted about the odd omission on Wednesday. She noted that it was reasonable to edit sex scenes out of an in-flight movie, but without even a kiss, Carol “is a movie about staring.”
Delta Airlines told Entertainment Weekly that the reason the kissing was left out is because the studio only supplied them with two versions of the movie — one edited and one unedited. The unedited version included nudity and so would not be appropriate for Delta in-flight movies, they said. The edited version that cut the nudity also happened to cut the kissing.
“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,” read a statement sent to EW.
If that’s the case, then the studio, The Weinstein Company, is the one that ultimately made the call that same-sex kissing was worth editing out. The Weinstein Company did not immediately return a request for comment from The Huffington Post.
“Carol” screenwriter Phyllis Nagy tweeted that American Airlines and United Airlines opted to show the original, unedited versions.
Seriously, even the official trailer for “Carol” has kissing. Watch for yourself:
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