One wouldn’t think that the Nine Network would become an advocate for gay equality, but believe it or not they have.
A sex scene in Dante’s Cove (which airs down under on GO!, Nine’s digital channel) was deemed by the ACMA (the Oz FCC) to risqué for the MA certification.
Nine’s reply via their Chief Classification Officer and TV Tonight: “We said to [the ACMA] ‘You’re overweighting this and bringing, unintentionally, a kind of homophobic judgment into it …because it’s male on male sex you’re judging it differently than if it was male on female.’ They denied it, but I can’t help but feel there is a bias whether they’re aware of it or not.”
This could be a tipping point in the history of Australian television…hopefully.
Get more at TV Tonight.