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Movie About Gay Adoption Too Racy to Be Allowed Into Canada


When we hear about movies being stopped at the Canadian border, we immediately suspect it’s because Michael Lucas was trying to move another shipment of piss porn. But the triple-X proprietor can’t be blamed for all of Canada’s stabs at censorship. This time around, it was some PG films stopped at the border — and they’ve all been shown in Canada before.

The three movie prints are supposed to be used at Inside Out, the Toronto LGBT film festival, except border agents aren’t letting them go until they’ve watched them end-to-end. (Oooh, we just did one.) So what’s inside the canisters that’s so offensive to Canadian authorities? There’s Patrik 1.5, where a gay couple adopts in Sweden! Clapham Junction is about various gay characters and set over 36 hours in Britain! I Can’t Think Straight is about a woman planning her wedding but ends up falling for another woman!


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  • KevinVancouver

    yes we have gay marriage and gay adoption but we still have these dil holes at the border who feel they must act as the moral compass for an entire nation.. an entire nation that really doesn’t give 2 shits.. our own historic gay and lesbian book store “Little Sister’s ” as gone to court over and over again fighting Canada Customs ! So frustrating! What are they trying to protect us canadians from ? Hello it’s called the INTERNET we can see whatever we want… sheesh

  • TommyOC

    @KevinVancouver: I hope your Canadian brethren will remember this incident whenever they bash Americans for doing similar stunts. Judging by the way you supposedly superior Canadians act toward us, I have all right to use this isolated case as a demonstration of why all of Canada is a backward hodunk society in need of education from us enlightened Americans. At least we only stop terrorists and minorities at the border.

  • thecanuck

    Nothing like folks sticking together and generalising. Well done Tommy!

  • marc

    That inside out film festival was back in May. I think its just the overstaffed public sector (customs officials)trying to make it appear like they actually do some work sometimes….so they just randomly decide to block something. Of course if you wanna bring anything truly illegal into canada just send it thru the monhawk reserve on the Ontario/New York border…cowardly customs officials won’t bother to enforce any laws here…in fact they abandoned their posts because the natives got riled over the summer.

  • Andrew W

    There is visible penis in Clapham Junction, if I recall correctly. It’s a miserable film, though, so as a resident of Canada, I won’t mind if they keep it out.

  • kubathemaster

    Gay Adoption should be on the agenda of politicians globally, however event hetro adoption has become “anally” difficult due to over tight regulation rules.

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