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Call off the riots! ‘Rocketman’ will NOT undergo cuts to gay sex scenes

As it turns out, Hollywood still loves sex, drugs and rock & roll, even if there’s gay sex involved.

Producers for the upcoming Elton John biopic Rocketman slammed reports over the weekend that the bosses at Paramount Pictures have demanded cuts to the gay sex scenes. Early rumors said that Paramount wanted to guarantee a PG-13 rating so as not to hurt box office results. The release of the film comes one year after the success of Bohemian Rhapsody, a biopic of gay singer Freddie Mercury, which did close to $1 billion in worldwide box office.

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Over the weekend, director Dexter Fletcher tweeted out a statement addressing the rumored cuts to sanitize some of the gay sex scenes.

“Seeing much speculation about ROCKETMAN!!” Fletcher tweeted. “That’s good! It’s still unfinished so it’s nothing but rumors. It has and always will be the no holds barred, musical fantasy that Paramount and producers passionately support and believe in.”

Producers David Furnish, Elton John, and Matthew Vaughn have also affirmed that the film will have a very different approach than Bohemian Rhapsody, going for a grittier, darker tone.

Speculation over the cuts came down to one scene in particular between John and then-boyfriend John Madden (played by Taron Egerton and John Madden respectively) that is said to feature several uses of the “f-word,” as well as shots of partial nudity and cocaine use.

Rocketman hits cinemas this May.