Bil Browning

Bahamas bans Brokeback

Filed By Bil Browning | March 31, 2006 1:18 PM | comments

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The Bahamas Plays and Films Control Board said the movie would not be allowed in theaters "because it shows extreme homosexuality, nudity and profanity, and we feel that it has no value for the Bahamian public."

NASSAU, Bahamas - A Bahamian government board's decision to ban the movie "Brokeback Mountain" has prompted charges of discrimination and censorship in the island chain.

Gay rights groups and others have called on the Plays and Films Control Board to reverse its decision prohibiting theaters from showing the award-winning movie about a troubled love affair between two cowboys.

"You have a group of people who are telling grown men and women what they can and cannot watch," said Philip Burrows, a theater director in the island chain. "I cannot understand denying people the right to make their own choices."


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