A row has broken out over the alleged censorship of DVD cases for Lesbian Vampire Killers, the ‘comedy’ and uber-terrible British comedy film starring James Corden and Matthew Horne.
A number of retailers, notably supermarkets including Tesco and Asda, have been stocking copies of the DVD with the majority of the word ‘Lesbian’ blocked out by a warning sticker. This comes in the wake of the recent advertisements for Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds in the UK, shown on Channel 4 pre-watershed with no mention of the world ‘Basterds’ (not, not actually a word due to spelling).
I’m sure this is no censorship conspiracy and, as the report on The Guardian notes, the retailers have defended the action by saying that distributor Momentum offered them two versions of the DVD. Momentum has though said that the retailers requested it so, it suppose, it falls into the category of PR shitstorm for both sides.
Saddest of all though, it has meant that Lesbian Vampire Killers, a piece of shit if ever there was one, has been given some extra, entirely undeserved press coverage.