18 Jul 2009

Samoa clears lesbian vampire movie for viewing

2:03 pm on 18 July 2009

Cinema operators in Samoa say the censor has unexpectedly approved a movie about lesbian vampires.

The censor has traditionally rejected any movie with a gay theme, earlier this year barring Milk about a homosexual activist, the late Harvey Milk, who fought for gay rights in San Francisco.

But principal censor Leiataua Niuapu Faaui has approved Lesbian Vampire Killers, a British film about people who kill gay vampires.

Mr Leiataua is justifying the decision by saying the movie is not necessarily about lesbians.

He told the Samoa Observer newspaper the movie is about a legend and all the vampires are female.

He also regarded to the sex scenes as not explicit and added that according to his conscience, the film is suitable for people 21 years and over.