China Cuts Michael Fassbender Gay Kiss In 'Alien: Covenant'
Chinese viewers of Alien: Covenant were cheated out of one of the film's highlights: Michael Fassbenders's steamy kiss with himself!
Censors in China cut the kiss because they deemed it inappropriate.
China-based expats and local moviegoers were quick to pick up on the missing Doppelganger gay moment, which takes place late in the film between the two cyborgs Walter and David, both played by Fassbender. Many said the removal of the gay kiss is much more jarring than the various cuts to the film's violence, too.
"For the other missing parts you don't notice or know when it happens, but you can really feel something is missing where the gay kiss is supposed to be," says Yu, a 26-year-old assistant at an advertising agency in Shanghai, who saw the movie Satruday night with friends (and asked only to be identified by her last name). Yu said she had read about the missing kiss in local media reports and was waiting to see if she could guess where it was supposed to be.
We'd demand our money back!
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