Gay-themed film challenges boundaries in Malaysia

Published: April 8, 2010

Gay-themed film challenges boundaries in Malaysia

Malaysia’s first gay-themed movie could hit cinemas within months, its producer said, after government censors eased restrictions that have stifled the film industry here for decades.

Although the Malay-language movie won’t have explicit sex or even kissing, its screening would be a huge step forward for freedom of popular media in this Muslim-majority country that many fear is coming under the influence of Islamic conservatism.

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