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Russia Censors Elton John Movie

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10:35 AM - 1 Jun 2019



Elton John has criticised Russian censors for cutting gay sex scenes from the hit musical biopic, Rocketman.

The critically acclaimed film charts the British singer's rise to fame, and its scenes of kissing and sex between men, as well as drug use, contributed to it earning a 15A certificate in Ireland.

An estimated five minutes of footage was reportedly removed ahead of its debut in Moscow.

Elton released a joint statement with the makers of the film to accuse censors of being "cruelly unaccepting of the love between two people".



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