Olivia Wilde Calls Out Airlines for Unfairly Censoring Booksmart

November 7, 2019

Booksmart’s director, Olivia Wilde, is suspected of over-examining the in-flight movies offered to passengers and is working on airlines—especially when shooting the same-sex love scene and LGBTQ theme in the film.

“I finally had the opportunity to watch the edited version of Bookmart on the fly to see the exact review,” Wilde said in a long Twitter post this week. Eventually, some airlines work with a third-party company that edits movies based on what they think is inappropriate. For us, this is… female sex? ”

She continues to list examples of reviews in the film, in which the airline cuts out a same-sex love scene with no nudity (but essential episodes), the main characters watching pornography and scenes that cut or mute words such as “lesbians. “, genital” or “vaginal”, as well as mentioning masturbation and urinary tract infections.

Wilde also pointed out the hypocrisy of editing movies in this way, pointing out that each curse word is “loud and clear.” She also encourages airlines to stop working with third-party companies that seem to selectively review movies offered to travelers. .

Although she did not designate a specific airline and did not appoint a third-party company to check in-flight movies, one fan mentioned on Twitter that Delta Air Lines was the chief culprit in the extensive review of its films.

When the Washington Post commented, Delta Air Lines said its “content parameters never require the removal of gay content from movies.”

“We value diversity and inclusion as the core of our culture and mission and will review our processes to ensure that the edited video content does not conflict with these values.” Damei added, but did not mention The name of the company used in its flight is entertaining.

Booksmart was released in May and became a favorite movie because of its frank, positive and sensitive portrayal of female characters on the screen, especially Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein ) The movie star Amy and Molly played separately.

Wilde also raised this issue at the awards evening on Sunday.

“There is a censorship between movies, which must be determined by a certain board. We rate it in some way. If it is not X, it is definitely acceptable on the plane.” She told Variety. “There are crazy bodies in the movie that are split in half, but the film has deleted the love scene between the two women. This is an indispensable part of this character journey. I don’t understand my heart broken. I am trying to delve into it; I want people to experience the whole movie.”