Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Russia: Taking Coals To Newcastle

The 2014 breakout hit Pride will finally be released in Russia, despite the country’s stringent anti-gay laws.

A distributor called Arthouse, known for releasing independent and foreign films, has taken on the British comedy, directed by Matthew Warchus, which premiered at last year’s Cannes film festival.
In Russia, laws against homosexuality have increased in recent years, leading to the outlawing, in 2013, of “propaganda” that promotes “non-traditional sexual relations”...

The Guardian.

Russia is a gift to western journalists.

As it's the current pantomime villain of American empire, you can get away with writing any old bollocks, just as long as you make it look beyond bad and evil.

It's absolutely ridiculous to think that this film would not get a release there.

St Petersburg hosts one of the biggest lesbian and gay film festivals in Europe, featuring homemade films such as the award-winning Winter Journey.

Moscow has one, too. 

The last line on Russian laws shows that the journalist just doesn't have a clue what he's writing about.


PS Hey idiots, read this and tremble!

The Daily Beast.

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