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1987: Murdoch media’s hypocrisy over gays on TV — 2 Comments

  1. I’m not entirely sure that the Sun (& its flabby-arsed journos) were being hypocritical. They really were as stupid as they seemed. Modern journalism does not entail going out in the real world and gathering information. Info comes streaming in by e-mail, and fax in prehistory, and it is only rendering it into gibberish that needs work. Journos.despite having Big Ideas about themselves are usually pretty dim. And don’t get to see the real world anymore.

  2. 1987 was also the year that the first affirmative, mainstream gay film with a happy ending (a rarity even today!) – Jame’s Ivory’s Maurice – was released in the US and UK, after winning a Silver Lion for Best Director, a double Best Actor award and the Golden Osella soundtrack award at the 1987 Venice Film Festival. Knowingly timed to provide LGBT audiences with hope in a dark decade, Maurice ran in UK cinemas for more than half a year – coinciding with the Clause 28 debates and legislation, which in turn made the film a rallying point among its audiences.

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