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Samoa: ‘Rocketman’ banned over gay scenes

Samoa: ‘Rocketman’ banned over gay scenes

(Reuters) – Samoa has banned Rocketman, the movie-musical based on the life of British musician, Elton John, over its depiction of homosexuality, the South Pacific island’s censor has said. The film was banned last week, because it clashed with Samoa’s “culture and our Christian beliefs”, the censor, Leiataua Niuapu Faaui, told the Samoa Observer newspaper […]

UK: Elton John slams Russian cuts to ‘Rocketman’ gay scenes

UK: Elton John slams Russian cuts to ‘Rocketman’ gay scenes

(Reuters) – Elton John on Friday criticised Russia’s reported censorship of some scenes in the new movie musical based on his life, Rocketman, calling the decision “cruelly unaccepting of the love between two people”. John, and the makers of Rocketman, which depicts the warts-and-all rise to fame of the gay British musician, issued a statement […]

Teens, superheroes lead charge in LGBTQ Hollywood movie characters

Teens, superheroes lead charge in LGBTQ Hollywood movie characters

(Reuters) – Movies like Bohemian Rhapsody, Love, Simon, and Deadpool 2, helped increase the numbers of gay and bisexual characters in Hollywood movies last year. But a study by LGBTQ advocacy group, GLAAD, on Thursday, found that transgender characters were entirely absent from films released in 2018, for the second year in a row.

Film Review & Trailer: Rocketman

Film Review & Trailer: Rocketman

Frances Winston really enjoyed this biopic of Elton John, starring Taron Egerton Directed by: Dexter Fletcher – Starring: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard Music biopics are all the rage right now, following the enormous success of Bohemian Rhapsody. But if you thought Freddie Mercury’s life was flamboyant, think again. Elton John’s […]

Tom Hardy to star in Elton John’s new biopic “Rocketman”

Tom Hardy to star in Elton John’s new biopic “Rocketman”

Tom Hardy, the British actor, known for his roles in some notable films such as Inception, The Dark Knight Rises, Warrior and Star Trek Nemesis, is to play Elton John in the new biopic/musical, Rocketman. The film is to be directed by Michael Gracey, with Steve Hamilton Shaw and David Furnish among the producers. Elton […]