"LA Zombie" and LaBruce update: Cops raid festival director's home
Apparently, the Australian film board doesn’t mess around. To refresh your memory and see the original Hivster interview with Bruce LaBruce, click here. For the Sparks Notes version, listen up.
The Australian version of the Motion Picture Association refused to ‘rate’ “LA Zombie” for Australian audiences. This, in turn, effectively censored the movie making it illegal to screen.
The Melbourne Underground Film Festival (MUFF, for short….stop giggling) screened the movie anyway at a secret location to a packed house of viewers.
Now, it seems the Australian powers-that-be are none too keen to let this matter die. Police apparently raided the director of MUFF, Richard Wolstencroft’s, home in what’s surely an unconnected matter. Right?
Zombie-porn: festival director’s home raided by police
November 11, 2010
In the latest instalment of the zombie film saga that refuses to die, Victoria Police this morning raided the home of Richard Wolstencroft, the director of the Melbourne Underground Film Festival MUFF, seeking a copy of the prohibited film LA Zombie.
The gay-porn-horror movie, by Canadian underground filmmaker Bruce LaBruce, was screened by Wolstencroft before about 200 people on August 29 despite effectively being forbidden from public exhibition in this country.