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Australian film festival bans gay zombie porn film

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  1. Stuart Neyton 21 Jul 2010, 12:23pm

    This sounds very similar to Otto; or, Up with Dead People. Censorship like this is outrageous.

  2. Australia is becoming a more conservative biased nation. Shame. And I agree that censorship like this is wrong.

  3. The picture used with this story is ofn Francois Sagat who is 1 of the stars of this movie.

    You may know him from a different genre of movie.

  4. What weirdo would make a film about necrophilia and expect it to be seen in a positive light?

  5. @Tigra: I understand what you’re saying but I don’t think that’s the point. The content of the film might be difficult to see ‘in a positive light’, but is it right that someone has taken away your choice to see it in ANY light? I’m going with a ‘no’ on that one…

  6. I don’t think we can label this as necrophilia just because it’s zombies and then immediately label it as “bad”. I think this is so much more complicated then just a label (as most things are in human sexualities), zombies are undead, not dead, just like vampires, they move, unlike real corpses, not only this but that picture looks nothing like a corpse, actually it looks like something from a horror movie which I think is more the point, “a blend of sex and violence”. Though actually, I don’t like that sort of stuff and don’t like necrophilia so that argument probaly didn’t sound in depth or well written for I don’t fully understand it but my point is we can’t judge them on how we see it, we must judge it on how they see it, or even maybe we shouldn’t judge all together as long as real necrophilia didn’t take place. For sexual fantasies are that, fantasies, make believe, most people wouldnt play out fantasies as a real situation. Not only this but when you start judging one fetish, it seems prejudice to not judge others.

  7. I seem to remember seeing some stuff about this a few months ago while it was, presumably, in production. I thought it was just a porn movie with a zombie theme. Would these movies usually be shown at a festival like this? I wouldn’t think so.

  8. Pumpkin Pie 21 Jul 2010, 9:29pm

    Isn’t this the same country that’s banning women with small breasts in case they entice paedophiles? What a bunch of pathetic, moralising little cretins their politicians are. If those ninnies want to play “morality police” so badly, they should move to Iran.

    (NB: I know this is a story about the Film Classification Board, but I’m blaming the politicians because I’m pretty sure that’s where their draconian rules come from in the first place.)

  9. I’m pretty sure that Peter ‘Lord of the Rings’ Jackson had scenes of zombie sex (or at least heavy petting) in his early comedy horror “Braindead”.
    As for “wound penetration” try David Cronenberg’s “Crash”. So in a way, both concepts have already gone fairly mainstream. There’s nothing much new here, it’s just adding part A to part B and giving them a gay twist.
    If you don’t like those kind of movies, watch something else.

  10. I want to see this film.

    Anyway, what I find interesting about Australia is how out of tune its politicans are with mainstream public. The opinion polls I’ve seen consistently depict a sociey that is quite liberal. For instance, a solid majority support marriage equality. Yet, however, most politicians resoundly oppose gay couples having the right to marry – even the current ATHEIST, FEMALE, LABOUR PARTY member Prime Minister.

    So weird!!

  11. To all of you overseas! The Australian Christian Lobby has infiltrated the Labor and Liberal Parties and tells them what to do! Yes, public opinion is not as conservative as the morons who rule us in Canberra. An example- a spokesperson from the Australian Chrisitian Lobbly was asked about our new ‘atheist’ Prime Minister and remarked that it didnt matter as long as the Australian Government did what the Christians wanted!!!!! That is the state of play in the our poor ‘over Jesused land’

  12. Australian Gay Activist Paul Mitchell 22 Jul 2010, 8:43am

    This is why I started to become an activist. We need to have a classification of all TV, games, movies and films here in Australia. R-rated and X-rated movies should be allowed in Australia. We are adults over 18; we have a right to choose to watch these – not the government that is being dictated by the Christian minority on what and when we should watch on TV, games, movies or films!!! This ban is just plain silly and ridiculous – people will still see the movie anyway they can – typical Julia Gillard communist Labor government I say!!!

    What’s next???? – Peaking into our bedrooms to see what we gays get up to???? [Sounds like Tony Abbott’s anti-gay agenda to me]

  13. I’m from Australia and just a correction on Australian Gay Acitivist Peter Mitchell (I’ve never heard of the man) R – Rated & X-Rated films are available in Australia for purchase and viewing. Apparently the Clasification board has not rated the film yet hence it being denied being viewed at theh festival but will be available on DVD in future.

    Correct me if I’m wrong but previous films from this director have been censored in the UK so that they can get clasification

  14. Yep, it’s a step on from Otto, or Up With Dead People – which was a brilliant piece of film making, very clever, funny, touching and philosphical. I’ve just interviewed Bruce for an article in The Kaje magazine which will be out at the beginning of August – I suggest you check it out online and see what he has to say.

  15. This seems like a quite absurd, dreadful and utterly tasteless piece of cinema.
    It’s just as well that “The Sound of Music” of “Brief Encounter” can be rolled out in its place.
    Keep the flag flying for culture!

  16. While I see the problem of censorship and all that, the trailer tells me that it’s not such a big loss for the audience… looks utter rubbish.

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