Mormons on the rampage

Maybe you’ve heard that a Utah Theater decided to ban Brokeback Mountain this week so I thought it would be interesting to see what movies they find acceptable. Here are some of the more interesting ones being shown at the Megaplex chain in Utah:

Hostel – …Initially distracted by the good time they’re having, the two Americans quickly find themselves trapped in an increasingly sinister situation that they will discover is as wide and as deep as the darkest, sickest recess of human nature itself–if they survive.

Casanova – …In Venice, a fifth-generation Casanova meets his match when he falls for the sister of the boy he is hired to tutor on the ways of seducing women. A re-telling of the Casanova story set in the 18th century.

Cheaper by the Dozen 2 – obviously mormons will watch crap.

So bloody massacres are fine with the Mormons but love stories not? If they’re going to censor they need to stop being selective about it. I would think that the violence that many current films portray is much more damaging to our country than a story like Brokeback Mountain.

I really wish that we could just relegate all the religious freaks to one state.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/5449864 Howard

    As a gay man and especially as a ‘recovering’ Mormon, I’m not surprised at all at this. In fact, I can’t believe it’s taken this long, but then the film doesn’t go wide until the 18th. This is the same state that banned Sexcrime by Eurythmics yet allowed 1984 by George Orwell into their public libraries (This is from their soundtrack of the 1984 film version).

    America has a long, long history of giving the message: “Sex bad; violence good”. I would recommend people watch South Park: Bigger, Longer, Uncut to wash the bad taste out of their mouths of such events. It not only directly attacks this issue, but is one of the best satires in many years.

    Currently Listening To: The Devil’s Right Hand – Steve Earle from the Brokeback Mountain soundtrack. :)