“Adult” Movies & Kids On Planes: Should Airlines Draw A Line? Where & When?

Not long ago, we reported how it was discovered that Delta was playing an edited version of “Booksmart” on its flights that had, among other things, the removal of a lesbian kissing scene, while kissing scenes between males and females remained uncut.

The ending of the story was that Delta hadn’t requested or given permission for that edited version to play, and not long after that, they started playing the intended version of the film on its flights.

When we posted our article about this on our Facebook group, we got a lot of feedback from our members. Paraphrased, the gist from most of them was they wished airlines would remove all love scenes, violence and adult language from in-flight entertainment because of the young children on the flights.

Meanwhile, a couple of weeks later, this thread came up on Reddit (heads up that some of the 4,000+ replies have some adult language). But mainly, the issue was that a mother on a plane demanded that a man turn off “Game of Thrones” (which includes lots of scenes of a sexual or violent nature) on his own device because her son could see the screen (Note: said woman and child were 2 rows behind the man, who was wearing headphones. So take that as you will, but that part of the story isn’t really in reference to this post).

And that’s when conversations become interesting…

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Aftermath of Delta Playing In-Flight Movies With The Same-Sex Love Scenes Cut Out (a.k.a. The Rest Of The Story)

Last week, Delta was under fire because it was playing versions of  “Booksmart” and “Rocketman” that had excluded the films’ respective same-sex love scenes.

The coming-of-age comedy “Booksmart” had a lesbian kissing scene removed, while kissing scenes between males and females remained. Coincidentally, the movie’s director, Olivia Wilde, saw the film on a Delta flight and said that the word “vagina” and genitals” were also edited out, while all curse words were left in.

Wilde took to Twitter with her disappointment – I won’t give screen shots because several of her tweets include adult language, but you can read them here.

Meanwhile, in Elton John’s biopic “Rocketman,” a gay sex scene and a kissing scene between two men (Taron Egerton and Richard Madden) were both taken out.

To be fair, the edits were not done by Delta; they were done by a third party. These contracted editing companies, or sometimes the studios themselves, regularly edit movies to remove, for example, references to plane crashes, brands of competitor airlines, and, apparently LGBTQ+ kissing scenes and appropriate terminology for “girl parts.”

However, after much backlash, this is Delta’s response about the removal of the LGBTQ+ kissing scenes and other things that had been cut…

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The Newest Theme Park Featuring Rides Based On Blockbuster Film Franchises Just Opened, In China

When I think of the best place to build a theme park featuring rides based of some of the most popular movie franchises from the last two decades, my first thought isn’t Hengqin Island in Zhuhai, China. However, when I looked at a map and found out this island is bordering Macau, the location made more sense.

So what type of theme park is this and what rides does it have you ask? This 10-story “vertical” theme park has rides based on films released by Lionsgate Pictures. Maybe that doesn’t ring a bell immediately.

What if I were to tell you the park will have rides based on the following film franchises:

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Want To Watch Movies On A Plane? You Need To Have The App

Airlines love to tell us the reason they no longer have seatback entertainment is that people prefer to watch their own personal devices instead of the screens provided by the airline. While that’s a lie that’s a questionable assumption to make, we have to live with the fact that some airlines don’t provide any onboard entertainment and others say they do provide entertainment that you can watch on your own device.

I agree that airlines will never get seatback entertainment right but that doesn’t mean they should stop trying. I’m also sure removing the entertainment screens has nothing to do with the weight and the increased costs involved with having them because we all know that airlines don’t care about trying to save weight on planes however possible. (/sarcasm)

Since you’re on your own, here’s what you need to do before your flight to make sure you can watch the provided entertainment during the flight.

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The Most Fun I’ve Ever Had At A Museum

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I only had one day to spend sightseeing in Seattle. I did the obligatory trip to the Pike Place Market and saw them throwing fish and then I had the rest of the afternoon available. I was going to go on a ferry but it was cold, raining and windy (even for Seattle standards). Looking for other things to do, I asked our wonderful group of readers for suggestions before the trip. Here’s one of the replies.

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Now the name sounded interesting but I didn’t know if I’d have the time to visit. When I saw that the weather would be bad, I read more about the museum right before my trip. I almost fainted as it looked like I found Geek Nirvana. Continue reading “The Most Fun I’ve Ever Had At A Museum”