For the first time, Chinese censors have approved the theatrical release of an LGBT film without demanding any cuts. Seek McCartney, a Chinese-French production, stars pop star Han Geng alongside actor Jérémie Elkaïm, and recieved the greenlight after a year of deliberation.
In response to the news, Director Wang Chao called it "a small step for the regulator and a big step for filmmakers. It was not easy, but was delightful."
Earlier this year, another film featuring a same-sex kiss, The Dead End, was also approved. Seek McCartney will be the first mainstream Chinese release for a gay-driven film.