Exclusive: Vue Cinemas blocks screening of pro-gay ‘cure’ therapy documentary
Vue International has dropped the screening of a gay ‘cure’ therapy documentary following a PinkNews investigation.
The Core Issues Trust, an evangelical Christian group which advocates for efforts to change sexual orientation, announced the screening on Tuesday (February 6) of Voices of the Silenced: Experts, Evidences and Ideologies.
The film, which its creators claim features 15 people who have “come out of homosexual practices” thanks to therapy or religion, was due to be shown tomorrow at the Vue Piccadilly Circus cinema in London.
The documentary, which compares the treatment of Christian gay ‘cure’ therapists with the plight of Jewish slaves in Roman times, was said to challenge the “myth… that people are born gay”.
But the day after the article which revealed the screening was set to take place, Vue told PinkNews that “we are not screening the documentary referenced and neither are we hosting a private screening for the charity referenced.”
When called for clarification, Lucy Northmore, the group PR manager for Vue International, said: “The way we work is basically that all event bookings come through and get booked regardless, and then when we get the full content and review.
“We can make the decision at any time.”
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