The Academy isn't the only institution that has little love or respect for Carol, Todd Haynes' masterful film about two women in Eisenhower era New York who fall in love. Now ABC has rejected a new TV spot for the film, a commercial that features a brief cut of a love scene between Cate Blanchett's Carol and Therese, played by Rooney Mara. Dumb, right?

Considering I spent a huge portion of 2015 watching risqué (and boring) trailers for 50 Shades of Grey, which, in fact, were more suggestive than anything offered up in the Carol trailer, it becomes easy to assume that the people over at ABC are scandalized by the lesbian love scene.

According to PageSix, ABC executives said they would not air the ad unless the Weinstein Company, who are distributing Carol, "provides more coverage on" both lead actresses. I honestly have no clue what that means. 

Their grossness is all the more obvious when you look at the love scene in question, which features brief cuts of the women embracing each other, kissing, and just looking at each other lovingly and longingly. There's no nudity and, if anything, the trailer just captures the very short and physically tender moments the two women are able to share with one another in the movie.

If that's scandalous, I give up on everything.