The Board of Film Censors (BFC) showed us they haven't lost their touch when it comes to ridiculous decisions with this latest howler.
The movie "The Kids Are All Right", nominated for Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor at the Oscars, is about a married lesbian couple raising their two kids and what happens when the kids' biological father — the sperm donor — enters their lives.
The BFC magnanimously chose not to ban the film, but gave it an R21 rating, with one more caveat: only ONE print of the film will be allowed to be released. Not one cinema, not one hall, ONE PRINT.
The committee said "that the film is allowed for release in Singapore at all was already a concession."
Wow, Censorship Guys and Gals, THANKS! You are so generous and open-minded!
Quoting the BFC: "Imposing a condition of one-print serves as a signal to the public at large that such alternative lifestyles should not be encouraged."
So it's ok to screen movies where a guy mows down a whole lot of people with machine guns, sleeps around with various women, and smokes like a chimney? Because the public at large is fine with THOSE things?