Chinese McCartneyism…Film censors approve first film with gay central characters

Posted: 3 September, 2015 in world
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seek mccartney China has approved for cinema release the first film with gay principal characters. Film director Wanga nnounced on Weibo, a Chinese version of Twitter, that censors had given Seek McCartney permission for a cinema release. He said:

This is a small step for the film department, and a big step for the members of the film industry.

The film, a Chinese-French co-production, centres on a secret relationship between two men, one Chinese and one French.

Fan Popo, an LGBT filmmaker and rights activist was note entirely convinced that this is a policy change. He told AFP:

The fact that this film can be released in theatres doesn’t mean gay films in the future will be able to released in China. China’s system for evaluating films is still very unstable, because the rules are very unclear. It depends heavily on the individual censor’s whims.


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