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More sex films coming? Maybe not

20 July 2011

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More sex films coming? Maybe not

The day few of us thought would come has arrived.

This week, a much-ballyhooed film, claimed to be the first soft-porn work shot in 3-D and part of a notoriously lurid Hong Kong franchise, will be released in Singapore cinemas.

Many will be wondering how it happened that a movie given Hong Kong’s Category III rating – a ranking synonymous with explicitly sexual or violent content – could be allowed here under Singapore’s R21 classification.

Have Singapore’s famously uptight film classification guidelines been suddenly relaxed? Could this be a replay of the early 1990s, when the newly introduced Restricted (Artistic) classification led to an inrush of soft-core titles, causing a backlash and a retightening of rules and the creation of the present R21 category?

 

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Via The Straits Times

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