The scene from Tobey Maguire’s debut film was cut on British television!
Sensitivity changes over time, and re-watching classic movies—no matter how good they are—can be a curious experience when bumping into moments that now seem intolerable. In the United Kingdom, a television station chose not to take any risks by showing Spider Man (2002) and removed dialogue considered homophobic.
the movie that opens the trilogy Sam Raimistarring Tobey Maguire, is still considered an excellent adaptation of the comics, but initially one scene was marked by homophobic jokes. When broadcasting the feature on British television, the channel ITV Decided to cut the scene.
The original moment, which still exists in all other copies of the film worldwide, was with Peter Parker in the fighting ring in an attempt to earn some money. As a test of his powers, he must face a pumped and dangerous opponent named in the cage. McGraw Bone Sawby game Randy Savage — one of the biggest names in WWE,
To provoke his opponent, Parker mocks his opponent’s ring dress, saying (in the Brazilian dub): “I loved the model. Was it the husband who gave it to you?For years, it was considered insensitive as many people made the joke at the time. Because of this, ITV simply removed it, as one Twitter user pointed out.
In the profile video @PaperPlaneTF, it’s clear that ITV just truncated Peter Parker’s answer – watch it below:
He dispelled Peter Parker’s homophobia pic.twitter.com/QmbFabVpc7
— PaperPlane (@PaperPlaneTF) 23 April 2022
Change is a complicated matter. Although the joke has a homophobic tone and its removal has not changed the progress and understanding of the scene at all, replacing films and series from the past is a delicate matter, especially when it occurs in countries such as China, where it is considered is censorship
still, Spider Man Continuing without cuts or alterations to the rest of the world, including Brazil, where the film is available. hbo max, Netflix And globeplay,
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