Turns out that seven members of a thirteen member classification panel voted no to releasing that awful ‘sadistic sex movie’ Salo. Like all of us, Margaret Pomeranz from Watch on Censorship isn’t impressed.

Here’s what she had to say in today’s Brissy Times:

Salo is a film by a significant filmmaker but there are some confronting scenes in it,” she said. “It’s the same old argument: adult Australians have the right to make up their own minds.

“Really what they need to do is be informed about the content in a film which is likely to offend them so they can decide for themselves.”

“I can’t stand the idea of this nanny state, which says, ‘We’re not going to let you see something, it’s too revolting.’ This is outrageous.”

The Classification Board says Salo deals with issues that offend against the standards of morality, decency and propriety generally accepted by reasonable adults and exceed an R18+ classification.

“The board is of the opinion that the film contains gratuitous, exploitative and offensive depictions of sexual activity accompanied by abhorrent practices.”

Cheers to Bob for the tip off and cheers to the journos at Brisbane Times for such an extravagant article introduction and headline.