James Franco has criticized Australian
film censors for banning a gay film which includes explicit sex.
The Australian Classification Board
decided that Director Travis Matthews' I Want Your Love was
too risky to screen at LGBT film festivals in Australia.
Franco, who collaborated with Matthews
on the film Interior. Leather Bar, released a video on Monday
lamenting the decision.
premieres at Sundance.)
Sex in films, Franco
says in the nearly 2-minute clip, “hasn't had a chance to grow
and become a sophisticated storytelling device.”
“Frankly, adults should be able to
choose … I don't know why in this day and age, something like this
… is being banned. It's just embarrassing.” (The video is
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Want Your Love, a 20-something artist contemplates his place
in San Francisco as a gay artist before returning to his hometown in
Ohio. During his last weekend in town, he negotiates for sex with
his best friend.
“I Want Your Love dares to
capture the uncensored zeitgeist of modern-day San Francisco unlike
any film before it,” the film's description reads.