‘God’s Own Country’ director Francis Lee says film has been censored


‘God’s Own Country’ director Francis Lee says film has been censored.

The filmmaker took to Twitter Wednesday morning (May 20) to dissuade American users of the streaming giant not to rent or buy the movie.

“Dear friends in USA,” Lee wrote, “God’s Own Country appears to have been censored on Prime Video (Amazon Prime).

“Until this is investigated please do not rent or buy on Amazon Prime. It is not the film I intended or made. I will report back”

Released in 2017, the film stars Josh O’Connor and Alec Secăreanu and mopped up awards for its raw portrayal of same-sex desire.

Amazon users have three options to watch God’s Own Country. Those subscribed to the company’s Prime programme can stream it for free, while those who are not can rent or purchase the film, its product page states.

According to testimonies from Twitter users and Amazon Prime customers, it’s the streamable version which has been shorn of at least two sex scenes involving the two men.


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