Your tip
RadarOnlineRadarOnline
BREAKING NEWS

Straighten Up, Cowpokes

//_ _
Source: Pacific Coast News

Dec. 11 2008, Published 1:07 p.m. ET

Link to FacebookShare to XShare to Email

Italian state television cut homosexual scenes between Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhall from the film Brokeback Mountain, causing accusations of censorship from gay rights groups. (And curiosity from us: how long is the edited film? A minute?)

Activists claim that RAI TV wouldn't have cut the scenes had they involved characters which were straight, spurring some politicians to request that the situation be discussed in parliament.

MORE ON:
Breaking News
Article continues below advertisement

"I believe it was preventive censorship," said gay rights advocate and former lawmaker Vladimir Luxuria. Luxuria said that cutting the important scenes was "like showing the Mona Lisa without its head."

RAI claimed that it aired the edited version accidentally (yeah, that sounds plausible) and promised to show the full version soon.

Advertisement

DAILY. BREAKING. CELEBRITY NEWS. ALL FREE.

Opt-out of personalized ads

© Copyright 2024 Radar Media Group LLC. RADAR and RADARONLINE are registered trademarks. All rights reserved. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services. Offers may be subject to change without notice.