James Franco (and others) protest ban of film by Australian censors (reuters.com)

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.