Director Bruce LaBruce delighted by Australian festival ban

Gay zombie porn film refused classification by Australian Film Board

Canadian director Bruce LaBruce’s gay zombie porn film L.A. Zombie has been banned from the Melbourne International Film Festival—and he couldn’t be happier. Rolling with the age-old adage that there’s no such thing as bad publicity, LaBruce told the Sydney Morning Herald he will never understand how censors don’t see that the more they try to suppress a film, the more people will want to see it. The head of Australia’s Film Classification Board told The Melbourne International Film Festival that L.A. Zombie could not be screened as it would be refused classification. LaBruce has already started a Twitter and Facebook campaign urging Australians to protest the board’s decision. The film was made for less than US$100,000 in Los Angeles last year and is what LaBruce calls “a reaction against torture porn.”

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