Skip to comments.China censors decree gay cowboy film too sensitive
Posted on 01/29/2006 9:31:40 PM PST by jamesm51
CENSORS in China have banned the screening of Brokeback Mountain because they object to its homosexual content.
The film is directed by the hugely popular Taiwanese director Ang Lee, whose 2000 Oscar-winning film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon helped to raise the profile of Chinese cinema internationally.
But a report by the official Xinhua News Agency said that the film's "sensitive topic" of gay love meant that it could not be screened.
World Trade Organisation rules require China to screen a minimum of 20 foreign films a year.
Gay activists in China have regularly complained of harassment and discrimination.
Last month, Beijing police closed down a gay and lesbian arts festival, saying organisers did not have the necessary permission to hold the event.
Officially there are 40 million homosexuals in China, but unofficial figures suggest the number may be nearly double that.
That's about 45 million people.
LOL. More like 400 million. Aborting all those baby girls are coming home to roost. (Advice to Chinese men: Better start hooking up with all those Russian/Ukrainian women)
Well .. all that bending over that Hollywood's done the last severals hasn't worked
S.A.G. snubbed Humpback Mounting.
"World Trade Organisation rules require China to screen a minimum of 20 foreign films a year. "
good to know WTO is set up to look out for the film industry.(sarcasm)
Well, at least the Chinese authorities know perversion and corruption when they're looking at it.
Too bad you can't say the same for Hollywood or large swathes of the US.
Hollywood has finally achieved the status of "too left-wing for Communist China".
Finally, somebody making some sense.
Awww, that wouldn't fill 1/10th of their death camps.
I'm sorry but that headline cracks me up -- as in:
Well, you big silly! Of COURSE it's too senstive. Isn't that what, um, gaity, is all about, I mean being just fabulously too too sensitive and all?
I liked the man-on-the-street interview where the interviewee said "Brokeback Mountain" was a beautiful love story with a painful end....
Now what's the left going to do?
One of their favorite countries is censoring their movie.