''In the opinion of the director, the film, if classified, would be classified X18+ or RC (refused classification) and, in this circumstance, the law requires the director to refuse an exemption.''
Donald McDonald, director of the board which classifies films for approval in Austrialia, telling AFP why he is not allowing ''L.A. Zombie'' there. The film was reportedly created for less than $100,000, and features gay porn star Francois Sagat as an alien zobmie. The plot of the explicitly pornographic feature revolves around the bringing of dead people back to life by having sex with them; and from promotional photos, that seems to involve buckets of movie blood slathered on the muscled-up bodies of male porn stars. (AFP)
''My first thought was: eureka! I'll never understand how censors don't see that the more they try to suppress a film, the more people will want to see it. It gives me a profile I didn't have yesterday.''
Director Bruce LaBruce reacting to a refusal from an Australian film board to approve his film, ''L.A. Zombie,'' for screening at a Melbourne film festival. (Sydney Morning Herald)
''Zombies and porn. What a beautiful combination. I have been dealing with both genres since the early nineties when I made No Skin Off My Ass, my first sexually explicit feature film, and co-starred in my friend Candy's short film Interview with a Zombie, in which I played a gay member of the undead. Against all professional advice, I've been making porn movies ever since, albeit reluctantly.''
Bruce LaBruce, the controversial filmmaker and adult video director, from the press kit about his film, ''L.A. Zombie.'' The gory film features top gay video stars like Francois Sagat, Mathew Rush, and Francesco D Macho, as well as model Tony Ward and fashion designer, Santino. (L.A. Zombie site)