Actor James Franco Criticises Australia Over Censorship
Actor James Franco, known for his roles in Pineapple Express, Milk, 127 Hours and most recently, Oz the Great and Powerful has expressed outrage against the Australian Classification Board for its decision to ban screenings of a gay-themed film, I Want Your Love.
The Classification boards banned the film from being shown at homosexual citing that “the sex scenes between men [are] indecent”.
James Franco criticised the board:
"It is how we create children, it’s how we connect, to keep it away from films that want to explore it as human behaviour is very short-sighted and I think very hypocritical. I don’t think we would be having this conversation if he had made a very violent film…And frankly adults should be able to choose. They’re not going in blind. I don’t know why this day in age something like this, a film that’s using sex not for titillation but to talk about being human is being banned."
The Australian Classifications system has been the root of many problems with films and video games being banned over extensive violence, sex scenes or horrific nature.