Banned on TV, gay kiss shown on internet

Katherine Knowles March 24, 2006
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Banned on TV, gay kiss shown on internet

A controversial gay kiss scene in new American series “Bedford Diaries” is causing more than its fair share of drama.

The kiss, which takes place in a crowded bar, will not be screened on the WB channel, in response to vocal outraged protests. Many of these came from agitated parents, anxious that their children should not be able to see the kiss, which was scheduled to be braodcast in an evening time slot.

Though an edited version will be shown on the box, a compromise has been given to the programme’s makers, who insist that the kiss in not a gratuitous piece of drama, but an important moment in the story. The episode will be broadcast in its entirety over the internet.

Viewers will be able to watch the already infamous kiss scene, which reportedly only lasts for a few seconds, when it is loaded as the programme is screened on Wednesday.

Though the producers of Bedford Diaries are sorry that the kiss will not appear on television, they must certainly welcome the extra publicity for their show in the notoriously over-crowded and cut throat television pilot market.

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