Ukraine Bans "Bruno", But Not Bruno Schulz (Nor Grammy Award Winning American Classical Conductor John Mclaughlin Williams Nor VP Joe Biden)
"Ukraine has banned "Bruno," Sacha Baron Cohen's comedy about a gay Austrian fashion reporter, objecting to its scenes of nudity and homosexual sex, the culture ministry said on Wednesday.
The ex-Soviet state, where conservative views on homosexuality still prevail, had already banned "Borat," Cohen's previous satire aimed at demasking bigotry and anti-Semitism in the United States.
A culture ministry commission concluded "Bruno" included an "artistically unjustified exhibition of sexual organs and sexual relations, homosexual acts in a blatantly graphic form, obscene language, sadism, anti-social behavior which could damage the moral upbringing of our citizens."" ...
Reuters "Ukraine Bans "Bruno" For Nudity, Gay Sex" New York Times July 15, 2009
Ukraine has welcomed warmly Grammy Award winning American classical conductor John Mclaughlin Williams.
Vice-President Joe Biden will visit Ukraine next week.
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