A screening of Director Bruce LaBruce's
gay zombie flick L.A. Zombie, starring French gay porn icon
Francois Sagat, has resulted in a fine, The Sydney Morning Herald
Richard Wolstencroft has been ordered
to pay $750 (Australian) for screening the film at last year's
Melbourne Underground Film Festival, of which he is director.
Wolstencroft decided to screen the film
after the Australian government's classification board banned the
Melbourne International Film Festival from showing the film.
The proceeds from the fine will go to
the Royal Children's Hospital. Wolstencroft faced up to 2 years
imprisonment or a $28,668 fine.
Sagat, who can be seen under the same
name in numerous Titan Media titles, stars in L.A. Zombie as a
schizophrenic gay zombie who believes he can bring the dead back to
life by having sex with them. The
versatile actor also appears in Director Christophe Honore's Man
at Bath, in which he plays a gay hustler.
LaBruce's work has faced censorship in
the past, including his 1996 film Hustler White, which
features Madonna's then-boyfriend Tony Ward as a male prostitute and
a controversial amputee sex scene.