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London Underground chiefs have banned posters for a new film about
controversial sex professor Alfred Kinsey.

Advertisements for the Oscar-nominated movie, starring Liam Neeson, have
been censored after Tube chiefs ruled they were too offensive.

The original design featured Neeson standing in front of extracts from
Kinsey's scientific studies, writ large - and containing words including
"orgasms" and "masturbation".

But promoters have been forced to axe the phrases in favour of less
explicit words such as "pleasure".

It is the latest film campaign to be censored by London Underground,
after British horror flick Creep's posters - showing a bloody hand
scraping down the inside of a Tube carriage - were withdrawn.

20th Century Fox UK marketing chief Kieran Breen said: "It is ironic a
film which tells of a man who tried to get the world talking openly
about sex in the the 1950s, now finds itself the victim of censorship in
the supposedly enlightened 21st century."

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Maybe they want to save our money by not entering into situations where
they're easily taken to court. Seems sensible to me. They're trying to
provide a service, not moral leadership to the world. I'm sure you'd be the
first to complain if your ticket price took a hike due to legal action
resulting from a pointless exercise. I know I would.

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London Underground chiefs have banned posters for a new film about
controversial sex professor Alfred Kinsey.

Advertisements for the Oscar-nominated movie, starring Liam Neeson, have
been censored after Tube chiefs ruled they were too offensive.

The original design featured Neeson standing in front of extracts from
Kinsey's scientific studies, writ large - and containing words including
"orgasms" and "masturbation".

But promoters have been forced to axe the phrases in favour of less
explicit words such as "pleasure".

It is the latest film campaign to be censored by London Underground, after
British horror flick Creep's posters - showing a bloody hand scraping down
the inside of a Tube carriage - were withdrawn.

20th Century Fox UK marketing chief Kieran Breen said: "It is ironic a
film which tells of a man who tried to get the world talking openly about
sex in the the 1950s, now finds itself the victim of censorship in the
supposedly enlightened 21st century."

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Joe wrote:

Advertisements for the Oscar-nominated movie, starring Liam Neeson, have
been censored after Tube chiefs ruled they were too offensive.


Always thought the one with a womean with two black eyes was a bit dodgy. Took
me forever to work out what the joke was supposed to be.
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On Tue, 15 Feb 2005 22:02:22 +0000, Joe
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20th Century Fox UK marketing chief Kieran Breen said: "It is ironic a
film which tells of a man who tried to get the world talking openly
about sex in the the 1950s, now finds itself the victim of censorship in
the supposedly enlightened 21st century."


Shame that in doing so he also provided support to and protected the
identities of active paedophiles. Bet that detail isn't in the
movie....
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