Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker–First Gay Kiss

The first gay kiss of the “Star Wars” film franchise has not upset China’s censors, making the film intact to the big screens across the country.

Audiences were unfazed as well.

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” enjoyed a night of previews in China on December 18, ahead of its day-and-date outing with the North American release on December 20.

Director J.J. Abrams had earlier hinted at LGBTQ representation in the latest installment of the franchise, which turned out to be a brief kiss between two female characters.
Those who attended the movie’s preview earlier in China were surprised to see the gay kiss left untouched by the censors. Though homosexuality is no longer a crime in China and no longer classified as a mental illness, censors continue to be strict – but also inconsistent – regarding gay depictions on screen.