First On-Screen Same-Sex Kiss from Oscar-winning “Wings”

Here is the touching scene from the Oscar-winning Wings (1927) featuring one of the first, if not the earliest surviving, on-screen same-sex kisses in film history.

The poster of the clip set this scene to the track ‘The Gift of Mortality’ from the soundtrack to “Bicentennial Man” by James Horner.

The music is a beautiful choice to support the scene.

I think it’s possible this would have never made it past censors in the 1930s – 1960s. The fact that this was made during the Roaring 20s probably helped this stay intact.