In-Flight Movies Are Censored for the Most Bizarre Reasons

Outrage over edits to Olivia Wilde’s ‘Booksmart’ showcases the tricky dynamics of serving up in-flight entertainment

Booksmart. Credit: Annapurna Pictures

There’s a sliding scale of social squeamishness: Middle Eastern carriers generally come down hard on portrayals of nudity, while European airlines are all for nudity but take a hard pass on anything too gory.

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