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Festival to defy ban on gay zombie film

Sat 14 Aug 2010 In: International News

The organiser of Melbourne Underground Film Festival is planning to screen a film which was banned by the Australian Censor. Described as "gay zombie porn", L.A. Zombie features wound penetration and implied sex with corpses. The Censor's ban was based on information submitted by the festival, inspection of the film and the classification history of the director, who is Canadian provocateur Bruce LaBruce. Festival director Richard Wolstencroft has announced he is planning to stage a ''public disobedience freedom of speech event'' on the 29th of August. The film follows an alien zombie who roams the streets of Los Angeles in search of dead bodies and gay sex, an activity that reveals a gift of ''shagging'' the deceased back to life. There are full-frontal nude scenes and erect penises. The zombies have cucumber-shaped penises which are clearly prosthetic.    

Credit: GayNZ.com Daily News staff

First published: Saturday, 14th August 2010 - 11:53am

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