Edited For Content

So we finally caught Sideways, twice, on the plane back from Amsterdam. The fat white trash sex scene was edited out, of course, and the PG dubbing was awkward [how can they not say “get you laid”? It’s the characters’ whole point.] with one exception: they replaced “a**hole” with “Ashcroft” which, at least in the first occurrence, just sounded like Oscar-worthy writing.
Meanwhile, on the other channel, Alfie was so full of humping, naked birds and profanity, it would’ve been outrageously offensive–if anyone could’ve been bothered to watch it.
[update: Slate linked to this Thursday WashPost report of the Ashcroft thing. Airline movies run for a month, but presumably, it didn’t raise any eyebrows until now.]