Delta Airlines Is Showing A Version Of “Carol” Without Any Lesbian Kissing

And people are pissed.

Looks like Carol Aird won’t be joining the mile high club.

After Ellen reports that Delta Airlines is showing a different edit of Carol, the Oscar-nominated film about two women who fall in love in 1950s New York. The altered version removes all of the kisses between Carol (Cate Blanchett) and her younger lover Therese (Rooney Mara).

Out comedian Cameron Esposito discovered this and tweeted up a storm about her disapproval of the edits:

Even “Same Love” singer Mary Lambert was tricked by the airline:

Carol screenwriter, Phyllis Nagy responded on Twitter letting viewers know which airlines decided to show the theatrical version with kissing:

After Ellen reached out to Delta for a comment and Corporate Communications representative Liz Savadelis responded:

“There were two versions of this film that the studio makes available–one that is edited and one that is not edited. The edited version removes two explicit scenes that do not meet our guidelines. The edited version also removes all kissing. The other version is fully non-edited and includes the kissing, but it also includes the explicit scenes. Unfortunately, Delta doesn’t have the rights to edit the movie, or to make the decision to keep some of that content (e.g. kissing). Because of the explicit scenes included in the non-edited version, we chose the edited version. This is consistent with what is available to all airlines.”

Hopefully Delta will switch versions for future flights and passengers can watch the passionate cinematic masterpiece the way director Todd Haynes intended.

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