Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Don't upset the prisoners, they're very delicate

Apparently an officer at the state's largest prison is going to be disciplined for screening "Brokeback Mountain" for the prison inmates. Money quote:

The problem isn't that the movie is about gay cowboys, but rather the "graphic nature of the sexually explicit scenes," a Massachusetts Department of Correction spokeswoman said.

Ok, so let me get this straight: they're worried about showing sexually explicit scenes. To a) people in prison who b) probably have more gay sex than the protagonists in "Brokeback Mountain" ever dreamed of.

What are they worried about, that the inmates have led such a sheltered life that they'll be traumatized by the sex scenes, or that their "re-education" will be set back ?

I continue to wonder how people can say such patently retarded things with a straight face.


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