I Segreti Di Brokeback Mountain, Without the Sex

Italian gay rights’ group Arcigay on Tuesday criticised the censorship of the award-winning cowboy movie, ‘Brokeback Mountain‘, by the country’s state television channel. The movie was shown on Rai2 on Monday without controversial gay sex scenes. The group says it will ask Rai2’s director and Rai2’s president to publicly defend the channel’s decision to censor the movie and has asked Rai to screen it again in its original version. “We want to know who decided to show ‘Brokeback Mountain’ yesterday evening with such blatant, 1950s-style cuts,” said Arcigay’s president, Aurelio Mancuso. [AKI]