People in the Bahamas wanting to check out “Brokeback Mountain” must travel to another country to watch the film after the island’s government decided to ban it from theaters. Ads for the film were already hung at theaters in Nassau Friday when the board announced its ban at the request of the Bahamas Christian Council.
“The board chose to ban it because it shows extreme homosexuality, nudity and profanity, and we feel that it has no value for the Bahamian public,” Chavasse Turnquest-Liriano, liaison officer for the control board, said Wednesday.
Mainland China has also banned the film, and Turkey has restricted viewing to those over 18. The long buzzed-about movie won three Oscars, including best director for Ang Lee.