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'Gay Army' TV Series Axed in Poland Before Being Screened
UK Gay News ^ | 12 July 2006

Posted on 07/12/2006 2:17:19 PM PDT by lizol

'Gay Army' TV Series Axed in Poland Before Being Screened

WARSAW, July 12, 2006 – The Polish commercial television channel Polsat has dropped plans to screen the Danish gay reality TV series Gay Army, amid fears that the company would be hit by a massive fine from the Polish media watchdog National Radio and Television Council.

It was two weeks ago that Polsat announced that it would be screening Gay Army, a hit in Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

The six-part show follows a group of gays who are sent to a “boot camp” for training. By the end of the series, the hope is that they will be able to fight with “real” soldiers.

Although unseen in Poland, Gay Army is said to have attracted a number of complaints to the National Radio and Television Council who announced that it would be “monitoring the show”.

The National Radio and Television Council has the power to fine a television channel up to one million PLN (€250,000, £170,000, $USD 320,000) if it finds a programme objectionable of indecent.

Polsat decided to drop the series, due to a “significant number of viewer protests”, on the same day that the National Radio and Television Council announced it decision to closely monitor the series.

Earlier this year, Polsat was fined £1 million PLN when Polish feminist Kazimiera Szczuka mocked what she claimed was a bigoted children’s presenter on the Roman Catholic-controlled TV Trwam.

The Council ruled that the remarks by Ms Szczuka had “offended religious feelings”.

“However absurd may it seem protesting a performance before actually seeing it has already become a Polish political custom under the conservative right,” the Polish website GayPoland writes.

“Over the past few years several performances in public theatres have been cancelled by local councils in Warsaw and other Polish cities when the right-wing council members decided the performances were “indecent” without actually seeing them.

Polish gays are furious that Gay Army, an often funny reality show that does not push any limits in mainstream European or United States, has been axed.

The are claiming double standards – and homophobia – from the government’s watchdog Council.

Polsat show soft-core heterosexual porn programmes after 11.30pm – the time slot that was scheduled for Gay Army, which cannot be seen as pornographic in any way.

The has never been any Council reaction to the current erotic programming of Polsat – nor, as far as is known, any viewer protests.

Gay Army, made by Mastiff Media – a Danish company, stars as the drill instructor Tony Rosenbum, who was the real live United States Marine warrant officer in the 2002 America reality show Celebrity Boot Camp.

Is Gay Army “indecent”? Judge for yourself ... click HERE for a page of video clips from Kanal 5 Sweden who have transmitted the series.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: gag; gay; gayarmy; homosexual; homosexualagenda; poland; realityshow


Drill instructor Tony Rosenbum in Gay Army



Lars (left) and Dennis, two of the recruits in Gay Army.

1 posted on 07/12/2006 2:17:23 PM PDT by lizol
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To: DirtyHarryY2K; DBeers

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2 posted on 07/12/2006 2:17:57 PM PDT by lizol (Liberal - a man with his mind open ... at both ends)
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To: lizol

And next the men of the Second Armoured Division regale us with their famous close order swanning about.


3 posted on 07/12/2006 2:19:11 PM PDT by Constitution Day (HeadOn.ApplyDirectlyToTheForehead.HeadOn.ApplyDirectlyToTheForehead.HeadOn.)
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To: lizol

How many Poles does it take to make a gay army?


4 posted on 07/12/2006 2:19:37 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: lizol

Well one thing for sure, the enemy will never bend over in front of THIS Army....


5 posted on 07/12/2006 2:20:33 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: lizol
was the title too suggestive ? Foxhole
6 posted on 07/12/2006 2:33:56 PM PDT by llevrok (Born a ham and never cured.)
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To: lizol

"'Gay Army' TV Series"

Geez. What's next ??


7 posted on 07/12/2006 2:34:28 PM PDT by Grzegorz 246
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To: lizol
Drill Sargent: I bet you would F*** a man in the a** and not even give him the courtesy of a reach around!

Gay Recruit: Oh yesth I would.
8 posted on 07/12/2006 2:45:25 PM PDT by CzarNicky (In the magical land of unicorns there's no need for clothes.)
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To: lizol

The Polish army, particularly their special forces, are some tough sons of a bitches, or so I am told.

Yeah, I am sure this would go over big in Poland. They are a lot of things, but pussies, I think not.


9 posted on 07/12/2006 2:48:02 PM PDT by rlmorel (John Murtha: Out of touch, Out of His Mind. Lets make him Out of Congress! DIANA IREY FOR CONGRESS!)
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To: lizol
How about the Kiss Army!
10 posted on 07/12/2006 2:48:16 PM PDT by Mazda3Fan
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To: lizol

GOSH!!!!!!!!!
What is that :O????????????


11 posted on 07/12/2006 2:57:35 PM PDT by MarcinPL
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To: EagleUSA

One thing about this is that they wouldn't all have to fall out of the barracks door, they could each pick a window and fly out. Imagine all the pixie dust these limp-wristers would have to sweep up everyday?


12 posted on 07/12/2006 3:27:43 PM PDT by attiladhun2 (evolution has both deified and degraded humanity)
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To: lizol

Thanks for the ping.


13 posted on 07/12/2006 5:04:14 PM PDT by DBeers ()
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'Gay Army' TV Series Axed in Poland Before Being Screened

"Why are some people hung up on the private relationship between 2 consenting adults?"

/end typical leftist delusional argument...

14 posted on 07/12/2006 5:17:41 PM PDT by DBeers ()
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Doesn't seem like the kind of TV show that would go over well in Poland.

Maybe I'll move there one of these days.


15 posted on 07/12/2006 8:00:47 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: lizol

I wonder how the Kaczynski brothers will react if they face the new honour guard at the airport during their next visit in Denmark. This time I could understand if the Polish administration would become a collective diarrhea.

Running shi* prevents from unwanted advances from behind. BuHuHaHa!

16 posted on 07/13/2006 5:08:23 AM PDT by Atlantic Bridge (De omnibus dubitandum.)
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To: lizol
Off topic:

You Polish guys are always laughing about German sources of information due to their usually leftist background. Anyway we do not refer to

"UK Gay News"

like you. This for sure the most reliable media resource we all can think of.

;-)))

17 posted on 07/13/2006 5:17:38 AM PDT by Atlantic Bridge (De omnibus dubitandum.)
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To: Atlantic Bridge

Try keyword POLAND in Google News search engine, a lot of such rubbish appears.


18 posted on 07/13/2006 5:50:09 AM PDT by Lukasz
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To: lizol

"And now, the men of the Second Armored Division with their famous close order swanning about."

"Squad... Camp it...UP!"

"Ooh, get her! Whoops, I've got your number ducky, you couldn't afford me dear...two, three...I'll scratch your eyes out! Don't come the Brigadier bit with us dear, we all know where you've been, you military fairy. Whoops! Don't look now girls, the man has just minced in with that dolly colour Sergeant...two, three...OO-OOH!"


19 posted on 07/13/2006 5:58:49 AM PDT by RichInOC ("NO POOFTERS!")
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To: Grzegorz 246; lizol; MarcinPL; DBeers
Geez. What's next ??

“Pedophile babysitter TV series”. For example, three pedophiles competing how long they can stay with baby without sexual molestation, eventually rape. The one with the most strongest will would won $1000000.

20 posted on 07/13/2006 5:59:31 AM PDT by Lukasz
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To: lizol

Paging Senor Biggles


21 posted on 07/13/2006 6:05:38 AM PDT by freedomlover (This tagline has been pulled - - - - OK?)
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To: Grzegorz 246
Geez. What's next ??

"Carpet Cleaners"
A reality program about a company of Lesbian er, carpet cleaners....
22 posted on 07/13/2006 6:10:03 AM PDT by Kozak (Anti Shahada: " There is no God named Allah, and Muhammed is his False Prophet")
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To: DBeers
"Why are some people hung up on the private relationship between 2 consenting adults?"

The problem is not the two consenting adults. I couldn't care less what two consenting adults do.
But this whole topic shows that the actual problem is a sensationalist media always looking for the next couple of freaks to parade in front of its audience.

The foremost threat to marriage is Britney Spears ;-).
23 posted on 07/13/2006 7:52:05 AM PDT by wolf78
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