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“At that time, censorship was such that social criticism wasn't really allowed but the government was far more generous when it came to ideas of sexual expression. I guess censorship had left me wandering lost with no idea of how to move forward and depicting sexuality almost shone a light for me in seeing a path. Not only that, but the frustrations I mentioned earlier had made me want to step… Read more
“At that time, censorship was such that social criticism wasn't really allowed but the government was far more generous when it came to ideas of sexual expression. I guess censorship had left me wandering lost with no idea of how to move forward and depicting sexuality almost shone a light for me in seeing a path. Not only that, but the frustrations I mentioned earlier had made me want to step away from the difficulties of scripts with social critique and I found that depictions of sexuality allowed me to say things I subsequently realised I really wanted and needed to say, regardless of the fact that they were easier to get censor approval for.” Read less
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