Italy: Furor after TV cuts 'Brokeback Mountain'

ROME (AP) -- Gay rights groups are protesting after Italy's state television aired a censored version of the Oscar-winning film "Brokeback Mountain."

Activists say that RAI TV cut scenes of the gay lovers, but would never have dropped similar scenes involving a heterosexual couple.

"Brokeback Mountain" is a cowboy romance about two ranch hands who start an affair. An RAI channel aired the film this week, but deleted a kissing scene and a sex scene involving the two men.

RAI said it had aired the cut version in error. A gay rights advocate says he doubts it was a mistake.

Politicians are expected to discuss the matter in Italy's parliament. Meanwhile, RAI is pledging to show the complete movie soon.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Stuart on Dec 11, 2008 at 11:11 AM
    Why do they call these people "GAY"? They have clearly shown they are hateful, vengeful, social degenerates, who protest with VIOLENCE if need be! This is NO SUCH THING AS GAY RIGHTS...MERELY A FICTION TO DEMAND MORE!

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