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British filmmakers ordered to provide
gay, racial diversity on screen

Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar

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Posted By:Ribicon, 7/10/2014 9:06:39 PM

British filmmakers must now meet new targets for ethnic minority, gay and female characters on- and off-screen if they wish to continue receiving funding from Britain’s largest public film fund. The British Film Institute has revealed its “Three Ticks” scheme, which will be implemented in September to ensure diversity in films and behind the scenes, The Telegraph reported. Films must “tick” at least two of three criteria: on-screen diversity; off-screen diversity and “creating opportunities and social mobility,” the paper reported. In the first category, at least one lead character must be “positively reflecting diversity,”

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How many "icks" will British moviegoers abide before becoming ex-moviegoers? George Orwell might be having a sardonic chuckle right about now, with thought-shaping propaganda peddled without even a shred of pretense.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: GW_Rider, 7/10/2014 9:49:37 PM     (No. 9919144)

Three more ticks sucking the life force out of the Brits.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Northcross, 7/10/2014 10:34:37 PM     (No. 9919199)

The key here is that somehow the government provides funding for the filmmakers, so they indeed get to call the shots. More bath house scenes. More lead characters rotting away with aids. More blatant sin. That´s what the British overlords say we need.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: 4justice, 7/10/2014 10:53:16 PM     (No. 9919214)

Not just more gays but more ethnically diverse gays.

Correction:

Socialist Government Micromanages British Film Industry

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Michaelus, 7/10/2014 10:58:56 PM     (No. 9919221)

Maybe they could make movies about the gay priests who did gay things with teenage boys? Or movies about all the gay serial killers like John Wayne Gacy? Or even a cutting edge indie film about how mentally ill men in asylums love doing gay things to each other in the showers if they get the chance - there are lots of possibilities.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Penney, 7/10/2014 11:03:19 PM     (No. 9919227)

So what else is new? British films & hollyweird have had this perspective disproportionately in common for decades.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: dirtyjersey, 7/10/2014 11:06:41 PM     (No. 9919230)

Winston Smith will drink a shot of Victory Gin to that idea.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: voxpopuli, 7/10/2014 11:32:42 PM     (No. 9919258)

the early George Gently shows were really good..
the later seasons are full of gratutitous homosexuals and blacks that add NOTHING to the storylines..
they are just caricatures..
we quit watching them.. for the same reason we quit watching Prime Suspect and Midsomer Murders..

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Flyball dogs, 7/11/2014 12:30:01 AM     (No. 9919302)

Just saw an ad for "Hotwire." Two married guys, who are taking a mini-vacation from their dog. One can´t wait to get to the newly booked hotel to get some sleep. The other one is disappointed.

I won´t be contributing to Hotwire´s profits.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: belwhatter, 7/11/2014 2:46:37 AM     (No. 9919347)

You just stop making movies under these circumstances. This is virtual censorship.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Trigger2, 7/11/2014 4:21:46 AM     (No. 9919367)

Well, that´s one way to kill off the British Film Institute by making movies no one wants to pay to see. Now if only Tinseltown can be shut down...

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