mskinBy a narrow margin of 4-2, Australia's Classification Review Board voted to affirm Mysterious Skin's R-rating, saving the film from a possible ban in the the country. Despite the fact that Araki's film in no way endorses the sexual abuse it explores, Christian and "family" groups across Australia have been demanding that it be banned. (No, they haven't seen it. Thanks for asking.) One of the main sources of complaint has been Festival of Light, a "Christian ministry...promoting true family values in light of the wisdom of God." Hey – so it's not only Americans who use religion to excuse intolerance? In a weird way, I feel better.
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