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June 28th, 2002

Not So Uncensored

This month on Trio, a rather decent network, has been “Uncensored” Month. The channel has been showing a number of controversial movies, and specials regarding things such as pornography and censored TV moments.

The shows have been good, especially The History of Pornography (seriously). The downside, though, is that while Trio is definitely calling this month Uncensored Month, all of these shows are… censored!

On the website, Michelangelo’s David stands naked for all to see. But on TV, his genitalia are covered by a Trio logo. Large segments of the porn special were pixelated, thus making it a lot more difficult to understand the works of art (and porn) in question. And, although I didn’t see it, nipples were all covered in an airing of The Last Temptation of Christ, a rather controversial film!

I know, it’s just pointing out the limitations of TV. But I find it almost too ironic that a channel trumpeting the idea of airing uncensored shows can’t do it.

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