17 Jul 2009

Lesbian vampire movie makes the cut in Samoa

9:16 pm on 17 July 2009

Cinema operators in Samoa say the censor has unexpectedly approved a movie about lesbian vampires for people 21 years and over.

The censor has traditionally rejected any movie with a gay theme, earlier this year barring Milk, a film based on the life of the homosexual American activist Harvey Milk, who fought for gay rights.

But principal censor Leiataua Niuapu Faaui has given the go ahead to Lesbian Vampire Killers, a British film about people who kill gay vampires.

The censor is justifying the decision by saying the movie is not necessarily about lesbians.

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