Lisa Daniel, festival director of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, said the move was embarrassing for Australia.
“It just makes us look like a cultural backwater, I think. It’s pretty embarrassing given the film has screened all over the world and never been banned before,” she said.
It does, and even though I tend to think we are, I think it’s a state we should be continually striving to escape. We finally got the board to stop banning “R-rated” video games, surely the next step is to get them to stop banning “X-rated” films.