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Disney Removes Brief Same-Sex Kiss From ‘Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker’ In Singapore

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); Disney has cut a brief scene featuring Star Wars’ first same-sex kiss from its new movie “The Rise of Skywalker” in Singapore, a country where same-sex marriage is illegal and sex between men is punishable by up to two years in prison. The country’s media regulatory body said Disney removed the brief kiss at the end of the film between two minor female characters to preserve the film’s PG-13 rating in Singapore, according to The Guardian. “The applicant has omitted a brief scene which under...
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Oscar Isaac Says He Lobbied for ‘Finn-Poe’ Romance in ‘Star Wars’ But ‘Disney Overlords Were Not Ready to Do That’ — WATCH

In a new interview with IGN, Star Wars actor Oscar Isaac said he had lobbied for a romance between the characters of Poe and Finn, and said it would have felt natural, but execs at Disney shut it down. Said Isaac: “I think there could’ve been a very interesting, forward-thinking – not even forward-thinking, just, like, current-thinking – love story there, something that hadn’t quite been explored yet; particularly the dynamic between these two men in war that could’ve fallen in love with each other. … I would try to push it...
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JJ Abrams Reveals Why He Threw in a Couple of Gay Kissing Extras at the End of ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ — WATCH

Director JJ Abrams gave Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker the franchise’s first same-sex kiss, a fleeting moment between two inconsequential female characters near the end of the film. Abrams, who has been accused of tokenism and pandering to the franchise’s LGBTQ fans with a moment that didn’t involve real characters, was asked by Moviezine why he included it. Said Abrams: “I just felt like in this one scene of celebration, it felt like an opportunity to show – without it being, you know, heavy-handed or too loud of a...
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Same-Sex Kiss Cut from ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ in Singapore and UAE

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker‘s same-sex kiss, the first in the franchise and but a fleeting moment between two inconsequential characters near the end of the film, has been cut for broadcast in Singapore and the United Arab Emirates. The BBC reports: “Singapore’s media regulatory body told the BBC that Disney cut the scene so it didn’t get a higher age rating. ‘The applicant has omitted a brief scene which under the film classification guidelines would require a higher rating,’ said a spokesperson from IMDA.  Without the kiss, the...
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