Chinese Censors Cut Michael Fassbender's Gay Kiss From 'Alien Covenant'

Chinese Censors Cut Michael Fassbender's Gay Kiss From 'Alien Covenant'
Chinese movie fans have grown accustomed to Beijing censors cutting significant amounts of footage from R-rated Hollywood films.

Earlier this year censors lopped 14 minutes off Logan and eight minutes from Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. In those cases, the offending material was the movies' most graphic violence and gore.

That same rationale was behind most of the six minutes cut from Alien: Covenant, released in China Friday. But in Alien's case more than just bloodshed is missing from the Chinese release — Michael Fassbender's much-touted gay kiss with himself has also been removed.

China-based expats and local moviegoers...
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