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Singapore restricts release of Oscar-nominated lesbian film

17 February 2011


Singapore restricts release of Oscar-nominated lesbian film

Singapore’s film censors have restricted the showing of a lesbian-themed, Oscar-nominated film, in a move that shocked the local cinema scene, a media report said Wednesday.

The Board of Film Censors rated The Kids Are All Right as category R21, applying to ‘films that may contain adult issues, themes and more explicit scenes,’ and limited its release to one single print, the Straits Times newspaper reported.

The US comedy drama directed by Lisa Cholodenko, about a lesbian couple which meets the man who fathered their children, received four Academy Award nominations, including for best motion picture and best leading actress for Annette Bening.

According to the board’s film classification guidelines, ‘films should not promote or normalize a homosexual lifestyle.’

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