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April 18th, 2009

Niki Flynn Film Rejected By British Board of Film Censors

Niki Flynn

From Niki Flynn’s blog:
The People vs. Niki Flynn
“The British Board of Film Censors has just examined my “naked, humiliated body” in exhaustive detail and declared it “potentially harmful and dangerous”.


Under the Video Recordings Act (1984) the BBFC must have special regard “to any harm that may be caused to potential viewers or, through their behaviour, to society because of the manner in which the work deals with or stimulates or encourages criminal, violent or horrific behaviour, illegal drugs, or human sexual activity.”


That’s what bothers me most - the perceived need for an established moral judgment in the film. The vast majority of us know the difference between right and wrong and we’re not going to be confused by a 1984-style torture scenario simply because there’s no Greek chorus telling us that the torturer is a Bad Man.”

The Register has a write up about it.
British film board rejects ‘disturbing’ sexual torture film
“The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) have issued a rare rejection notice for a “disturbing and realistic” DVD called NF713.

A spokeswoman for the BBFC denied that the decision was in any way influenced by the new extreme porn law, adding that they did not feel it breached that legislation in any way. Opponents of that law immediately questioned whether the government had not now created an impossible legal position, according to which certain material that was not illegal to possess was nonetheless illegal to publish.”

Posted by Vixen as News, Sex Workers at 11:36 PM CDT

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