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‘Legend of Tarzan’ Cut A Gay Scene From the New Movie

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Legend of Tarzan gay kiss was cut from the after audiences were “perplexed” by it.

A gay kiss between the stars from the new Legend of Tarzan movie was cut, according to the director, because “test audiences were perplexed by it.”

Talking to the Times, Tarzan director David Yates said that, as part of an effort not to “[fall] into the trap of what Tarzan represented to some ”, he shot a scene involving a kiss between Tarzan (Alexander Skarsgård) and ruthless Belgian soldier Rom (played by Christoph Waltz). According to Yates, the kiss takes place when Tarzan is unconscious, as Rom finds himself attracted to Tarzan's “wildness”.

“We pared it back because it was almost too much,” Yates said. “It was this really odd, odd moment when Christoph kisses him. We loved it at the time. But early test audiences were perplexed by it and in the end it just felt too clever and overworked.” The scene was edited out of the 's final version.

This news comes after George Takei became infuriated that the character Sulu, who he played in the original , has been revealed as gay in Star Trek Beyond, the newest film in the movie franchise. Simon Pegg, the co- of the movie, defended the by saying: “We could have introduced a new gay character, but he or she would have been primarily defined by their sexuality, seen as the ‘gay character', rather than simply for who they are.”

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