Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Russia: Can't Happen Here (Cont.)

Russia's legislation banning "gay propaganda", which has already cast a cloud over the 2014 Sochi Olympics, has now reportedly prompted local filmmakers to self-censor their portrayal of the composer, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, who is widely believed to have been gay... 

The Guardian, August 25th 2013.

A film about homosexual wartime codebreaker and father of modern computing Alan Turing has been attacked by his biographer.
Enigma hero Turing played a key role in breaking the German Enigma code during the Second World War while working at Bletchley Park. He is credited with saving thousands of lives during the conflict.
But a new American funded film about his life has been lambasted for exaggerating a love affair with a woman, played by Keira Knightley, and making a fictional connection to a notorious spy. Turing was a well known homosexual...

Daily Mail, June 2013.

Do you seriously want a list of all the gay men that Hollywood said were straight?
Only thing is, I'm not sure I have enough time to list them all.

Good day.

Oh, those Russians...

Record-breakingly piss-poor journalism from The Guardian.
Hardly a word of it is allegedly, reportedly, Geoff said to my mate Dave, etc etc true.

Still it's a good job we haven't reached that stage where you can say any old bollocks about Russia and get away with it...

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