May 11, 2006

Sex in the news

A freshly elected local councillor for the British National Party (think English bulldogs and "straight" skinheads), Mr Richard Barnbrook, has an interesting past. An English newspaper reports that as part of his education he was involved in making a film called "HMS Discovery: A Love Story". What with all the houha about our military finest getting up each other, you'd think a release of this cinematic piece would be in order to fill party coffers.
But no, Mr Barnbrook has distanced himself from his past art work which, according to the Evening Standard, includes
long scenes of men undressing and fondling each other, full-frontal nudity and a naked man apparently performing a sex act on another. There are also repeated scenes of flagellation in which a group of semi-naked men apparently whip a fourth semi-naked man senseless to the ground.
Sounds like a great piece of film art to me. Mr Barnbrook commented:
It was an art film - end of story. It was not a bloody porn film.
I believe him. Porn is in the eye of the beholder, art is in his brain.

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