@elyss I said it was possible that they were partially the reason. The movie industry is about keeping it safe, and making as much money as possible. If China is making them enough money, they could be caving more to the country's censorship requirements. Honestly, you can't truly know what's going down in Hollywood without actually being there.
I'm not going to disagree about the excuse thing. The US has always been bad with rep, I was just responding with my reasoning behind some of it. Although the bit about patriotism is kinda silly, I didn't say anything about that and us being patriotic in our own movies has nothing to do with the original discussion.
Regardless of how little movies make it in China we're supposedly making enough money off that little bit to actively work with them.
Also there possibly being a movie with gay characters that they didn't cut sounds amazing, I need to know what that movie is and how pro-China it was! (Joking about the pro-China bit, but I do want to know what that movie is.)
@Hel-Be-Praised Like I said, I was thinking that they may be partially to blame. Thank you for sharing some parts of that article, I was trying to read it but despite not having ad-block on it kept saying it was and I couldn't get access.
The link for Call me By Your Name was for this bit:
"China, however, doesn’t agree with the hype. Though homosexuality is not illegal in the country, the government has a long history of censoring LGBT stories and the various kinds of media that depict it. Last year, for example, it implemented new rules that explicitly banned homosexual content from appearing in its TV series. Homosexuality is listed under the country’s “pornographic or vulgar content” restriction, along with incest and sexual abuse."
I was trying to connect the dots for the reasoning behind my other statements. You said they remove "problematic" content, wouldn't homosexuality be considered problematic to them too?
Because China is the country the American film industry is actively working with the most? Like, even though not a whole lot of our movies make it there, apparently we're still making enough money for them to have some kind of influence. At least according to a bunch of sites, if you have anything to prove otherwise I'd be more than happy to see it. I'm not saying China is a monster or anything, and I'm not saying they're the main reason. IdiotWithPencil asked why there wasn't more lgbt+ rep in different genres (which I learned they were talking about indie stuff like webcomics, and not mainstream works), and I just gave part of the possible reason from stuff I've read all over the internet. At the end of the day it's just another case of the film industry being the film industry.
Um... sorry you're a victim in all this?