Hungary’s media regulator published guidelines for broadcasters to comply with new LGBT laws on Wednesday, relegating some films portraying homosexuality or gender identity issues to the same age group restrictions as gory horror movies.
Publication of the guidelines follows the June adoption of a law banning the “display and promotion of homosexuality” among under-18s despite criticism from rights groups and the European Union.
Under the revised guidelines, Oscar-winning Spanish director Pedro Almodovar’s “All About My Mother” or “The L Word” series fall under the same age classification as the horror series “Saw” or “The Exorcist”, the regulator said.
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Hungary equates ‘LGBT promotion’ in films with horror in viewing age ratings https://t.co/rQSXoKk7yx Under the revised guidelines, Pedro Almodovar’s “All About My Mother” falls under the same age classification as the horror series “Saw” or “The Exorcist”
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