The BBFC published it’s decision to make cuts to the R18 adult DVD titled The Best of Lucy Law. It cut 2:35s with the comment:
Cuts were required to remove the clear indication that one woman is licking urine from another, penetration with an object with potential to cause physical harm, and dialogue encouraging an interest in breath restriction. Cuts made in line with current interpretation of the Obscene Publications Act 1959, BBFC Guidelines and policy, and the Video Recordings Act 1984.
This decision was published after the R v Peacock case where a jury unanimously cleared films depicting full on urolagnia of obscenity.
Sergio enquired of the BBFC whether anything has changed regarding the R V Peacock case and received an email from the BBFC:
The role of the BBFC is not to decide the law but to enforce it, and in this we will be guided by the law enforcement agencies. In relation to this case, the CPS have stated that the fact that a jury has acquitted someone does not mean that the guidance is incorrect.
There are no current plans to revise our Guidelines.
J L Green
Chief Assistant (Policy)