Baise-moi Denied Classification Once Again
By: Craig Villinger on August 13, 2013 | Comments

It has now been over 10 years since Baise-moi was first yanked from Australian screens, but our friendly local censors still don't believe we are capable of deciding for ourselves whether or not we should rent or buy the movie on DVD.

The polarising French shocker about two young women who embark on a destructive tour of sex and violence was given a limited theatrical release back in 2002, but was subsequently "Refused Classification" after the Review Board politely bowed to requests from discriminatory Christian windbags.

Over a decade after it was first banned you'd think our classification overlords might've opened their minds somewhat – after all, they did originally grant the film an uncut release before the review board caved to the moral minority – but sadly they have proven themselves to be as censorious as ever after Potential Films recently submitted a modified version for classification, and on August 12 Baise-moi was once again banned in Australia.

According to Baise-moi's latest entry on the Classification Board's website the rationale for the decision was:

The film is classified RC in accordance with the National Classification Code, Films Table, 1. (a) as films that "depict, express or otherwise deal with matters of sex, drug misuse or addiction, crime, cruelty, violence or revolting or abhorrent phenomena in such a way that they offend against the standards of morality, decency and propriety generally accepted by reasonable adults to the extent that they should not be classified."

Yep, so apparently anyone that derives some sort of entertainment from Baise-moi is immoral, indecent, and not a reasonable adult? Talk about a judgemental classification board!

Baise-moi is due to make its Australian television debut on August 23 as part of World Movies' Films That Shocked The World showcase. We're not sure if the Classification Board's latest decision will have any impact on this broadcast, however since the movie was originally banned when the showcase was first announced its classification status has not actually changed, so the broadcast may very well go ahead as planned.

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