Steamy sex scene lands TV1 in hot water
Mon, 03 May 2010 2:29p.m.
A sex scene from the New Zealand film The Vinter's Luck shown during TV1's Close Up has been found to breach broadcasting standards.
The scene showed the two main characters passionately kissing, with a man proceeding to put his head under a woman's dress.
The woman in the scene was played by New Zealand actor Keisha Castle-Hughes who reached fame for her Oscar nominated portrayal in Whale Rider.
The Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) ruled in favour of the complainant who said the scene left little to the imagination and was unsuitable for the time slot.
Television New Zealand (TVNZ) defended showing the scene saying that while some sexual activity was shown there was no nudity and no explanation of what was going on in the scene.
A second complaint about the use of objectionable language by a Close Up reporter in the same segment was not upheld.
The reporter had called the film "a good old Kiwi film about drinking and rooting".
The BSA has made no orders in relation to the complaint but said in a statement that the decision should remind broadcasters to exercise care when broadcasting sexual material during the parental guidance time-slot.
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4/05/2010 9:41:10 a.m.
It's pretty simple really, the language/content was unnecessary during the time slot allocation.
3/05/2010 6:24:33 p.m.
Slight correction, Baker. TV1 is for adults. TV2 is the children’s channel, and always was.
3/05/2010 5:49:54 p.m.
Violent scenes on the news are real life events, the sex scene is obviously categorised under 'entertainment'. Anyone who doesn't have a problem with such a scene being showed at 7:30pm on TV is stupid especially if you're a parent with kids.
3/05/2010 4:49:07 p.m.
People, the point is it's not appropriate to show parts of a sex scene at 7pm. Laughing @ the part where TVNZ said there was no explaination of what was going on in the scene, since when does putting your hand up a girls skirt need an explaination hahaha, it's pretty obvious don't you think. Jake - I agree, no kid watches TV1, it's for old people, always has been and always will be
3/05/2010 4:24:20 p.m.
murder and violence is less morally repugnant than sex
3/05/2010 4:04:39 p.m.
your point being what Friend? Do you think she can get pregnant from acting? Perhaps you need to learn sex ed.
3/05/2010 3:21:21 p.m.
This is ridiculous, nobody under the age of 50 watches tv1.
3/05/2010 3:16:03 p.m.
But it is of course OK to broadcast mindless violence, including in the news. The BSA of course need to defend their existence by some stupid rulings from time to time, otherwise they will be out of work!
3/05/2010 3:00:03 p.m.
My goodness Keisha, you've already been pregnant once.
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