Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Gay zombie porn? Why of course!


Not a gay zombie.

In what I’m sure will come as a bitter blow to – say - Desci, the Australian censor has banned a work described as ''gay zombie porn'' from screening at the Melbourne International Film Festival, the first time this has happened in seven years.

The Age notes;

Festival director Richard Moore received a letter yesterday from the Film Classification Board director Donald McDonald, stating that L.A. Zombie, the latest offering from Canadian provocateur Bruce LaBruce, could not be screened as it would in his opinion be refused classification.

Mr LaBruce (possibly not his birth name) notes

In a media release marking the start of production on L.A. Zombies in May last year, LaBruce said: ''Not unpretentiously, I consider myself not so much a pornographer, as an artist who works in porn.''

Indeed not, Mr LaBruce. In no way could this statement be considered pretentious.

The paper also comments;

There are full-frontal nude scenes and erect penises. The zombies have cucumber-shaped penises which are clearly prosthetic.

I’m pretty much an absolutist when it comes to freedom of speech and I can’t really see a reason why a film, clearly advertised as containing offensive content, should be banned but based on the information supplied thus far; I’ll probably give L.A. Zombie a miss.

On a happier note, Festival director Richard Moore has effectively told tiresome prick Ken Loach to “shove his latest dirge up his clacker”.

Good man.

12 comments:

Melba said...

I'm with you Ramon. Is xxxx porn still illegal? I'm not up with censorship stuff. But we all know that people who want to see it, can get it. And if people want to watch gay zombies with cucumber-shaped penii, then I don't have a problem with that.

Cath said...

Sounds like a comedy.

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

You have a strange sense of humour, Cath.

squib said...

Just so long as there are no Nazi zombies this time

Alex said...

Is xxxx porn still illegal? I'm not up with censorship stuff.

Back in the days before the interwebs were fashionable (and I was something of a different person), I spent some time working in what could generously be described as the marketing and distribution of adult films. The conventional wisdom at the time (probably bullshit), was that it was okay to own X rated material, but it was only legal to sell it in the territories. But the "X" rating was/is curious in that it's much more restrictive than the "R" rating when it comes to everything but sex. The idea being that they don't want people flogging off porn films that contain rape, abuse or explicit coercion. So, yeah. While I hate the idea of banning movies, I do see the need to take some measure of care with these sorts of laws. And sadly, yes, there is a substantial market for that kind of shit.

Desci said...

Ramon, how dare you. The ONLY reason that film happened to make my top 5 shortlist was because it was playing as a double feature alongside Too Much Pussy. Tch!

Puss In Boots said...

That's correct, Alex. At least I know for Qld it is. It's legal to own it, but not legal to sell it. My parents owned an adult shop, and got done for "selling" videos and dvds (although it was more of a rental system).

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

Dess, me old china.

Good point, well made.

eat my shorts said...

Ramon, I'm shocked and appalled at your attitude. How can you be so sure that Bruce LaBruce is not his birth name?

My mum always told me not to trust a man with two first names (e.g. Darryn John), but she said naught about a man whose last name is a variant of his first.

I might just have to ask her for clarification on this one.

catlick said...

I did some research, and Bruce La Bruce is probably a variant of the Norman "Brusee" who was the second son of Sigurth (served in the Court of Olaf around 1010) and was the father of Robert Brusee who married Emma, daughter of Alan, Lord of Brittany. Of course ancestors of Robert the Bruce.

Mr E Discharge said...

I don't if it's the same guy, but a Bruce LaBruce ran the French Language Studies Department at the University of Woolamaloo.

Puss In Boots said...

I find it amusing there's a Donald McDonald and a Bruce LeBruce in the same sentence.