Russia & # 39; cuts gay sex scenes & # 39; of Elton's biopic Rocketman as part of & # 39; anti-gay propaganda & # 39; laws

Russia & # 39; cuts gay sex scenes & # 39; of Elton's biopic Rocketman as part of & # 39; anti-gay propaganda & # 39; laws

  • The Russian version of Rocketman is said to have removed all gay sex scenes
  • About five minutes from Elton John, biopic & # 39; are cut across anti-gay laws & # 39;
  • Conservative Russia banned gay scenes in the cinema under the laws that were passed in 2013
  • Reference to Elton John who lives with his husband and raises children has also been removed
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According to the Russian version of Elton John's bioto Rocketman, all gay scenes have been removed from the film.

Every image of men kissing or performing scenes in the film has been removed, according to a Russian journalist who saw a preview.

The edits hacked from the original version for about five minutes, according to critic Anton Dolin.

Conservative Russia has so-called & # 39; anti-gay propaganda & # 39; laws that prohibit gay sex scenes in the cinema since 2013.

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Some of the references to drug use have also been deleted, according to reports.

Dolin said that the main parts of the film were censored and that even the last caption was changed to comply with the strict rules of the country.

Taron Egerton as Elton John and Jamie Bell as Bernie Taupin Rocketman. Scenes related to gay sex were reportedly cut from the Russian version

Taron Egerton as Elton John and Jamie Bell as Bernie Taupin Rocketman. Scenes related to gay sex were reportedly cut from the Russian version

Elton John with David Furnish and Taron Egerton (far left), who plays the musician in the Rocketman biopic. References to the marriage of Elton and David and their children were reportedly censored from the Russian version of the film

Elton John with David Furnish and Taron Egerton (far left), who plays the musician in the Rocketman biopic. References to the marriage of Elton and David and their children were reportedly censored from the Russian version of the film

Elton John with David Furnish and Taron Egerton (far left), who plays the musician in the Rocketman biopic. References to the marriage of Elton and David and their children were reportedly censored from the Russian version of the film

In the Russian version, a caption and a photo at the end indicated that Elton lived with his husband David Furnish and raised their two sons, Zachary and Elijah.

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Instead, the edited film simply says that he has set up an AIDS foundation and continues to work with his musical partner, Bernie Taupin.

Dolin described the cut as & # 39; nasty & # 39; and added & # 39; Sorry, Sir Elton & # 39; to a message in the social media about the deleted scenes.

He posted on Facebook: & # 39; All scenes with kissing, sex and oral sex between men have been omitted.

& # 39; The annoying thing is that the last caption has been removed from the final.

& # 39; The movie only took five minutes, but it is very noticeable. It is a principle of five minutes, very important for artistic purposes. & # 39;

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Dolin also claims that representatives of the Paramount studio were present yesterday at the edited premier screening in Russia.

Elton John (right) and his husband, Canadian producer David Furnish, on the red carpet on arrival for the British premiere of the Rocketman movie in London earlier this month

Elton John (right) and his husband, Canadian producer David Furnish, on the red carpet on arrival for the British premiere of the Rocketman movie in London earlier this month

Elton John (right) and his husband, Canadian producer David Furnish, on the red carpet on arrival for the British premiere of the Rocketman movie in London earlier this month

Scenes for taking drugs were also removed from the Elton John movie. Taron Egerton introduced as Elton John in the biopic

Scenes for taking drugs were also removed from the Elton John movie. Taron Egerton introduced as Elton John in the biopic

Scenes for taking drugs were also removed from the Elton John movie. Taron Egerton introduced as Elton John in the biopic

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The Russian Ministry of Culture did not order the scenes to be cut and instead the film was edited by the distributor's Central Partnership to comply with Russian laws, according to the Moscow Times.

A spokesperson for the Central Partnership told the newspaper: & # 39; Changes were made to the film to comply with the legislation of the Russian Federation. & # 39;

Film critic Yegor Moskvitin, who had seen the original Rocketman at the Cannes film festival, told the Moscow Times: & # 39; Several scenes had indeed disappeared from the Russian version & # 39 ;.

Elton John himself said that the studio wanted to weaken the sex and drugs in the film, but he wanted the biopic to be an accurate representation of his early life.

In an article for the Guardian, he wrote: & # 39; some studios & # 39; s wanted to soften the sex and the drugs so that the film would get a PG-13 rating. But I just didn't lead the PG-13 rated life. & # 39;

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In the past, Elton offered to meet with Vladimir Putin to discuss LGBT rights after pranksters had called on him to pretend to be the Russian president, but the meeting has yet to take place.

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