Those passengers who are flying with Delta Airlines and choose “Carol” as their in-flight movie will be able to see only an edited version with no lesbian kisses. The film, based on the Patricia Highsmith novel The Price of Salt, stars Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara as two women who develop an intimate relationship. But the airlines decided not to represent the film from this point of view.
A comedian comedian Cameron Esposito, who is openly gay, shared her impressions of such an edition in her Twitter, writing that it is completely ok to represent two women kissing, there is nothing dirty, especially considering that fact that there are even movies with BDSM elements broadcast on the board.
Delta Airlines’ Corporate Communications representative Liz Savadelis told After Ellen: “There were two versions of this film that the studio makes available – one that is edited and one that is not edited. The edited version removes two explicit scenes that do not meet our guidelines. The edited version also removes all kissing. The other version is fully non-edited and includes the kissing, but it also includes the explicit scenes.
“Unfortunately, Delta doesn’t have the rights to edit the movie, or to make the decision to keep some of that content (e.g. kissing). Because of the explicit scenes included in the non-edited version, we chose the edited version. This is consistent with that is available to all airlines.”