Alien Covenant film to be screened without a gay kiss in China


China has censored a number of parts in Ridley Scott’s new film, Alien Covenant, including a same-sex love storyline. 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 further storyline is not understandable when this episode is missing. 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 include a gay couple.Lope (Demián Bichir) and Hallett (Nathaniel Dean) are married in the film. In celebration of Pride in China, nine LGBT couples are staging a mass wedding on a cruise ship. Gay, lesbian and trans couples will tie the knot in front of 800 people on the cruise ship despite same-sex marriage still being illegal.


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