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The Movie That's Too Gay For Russia

Les Chansons D'Amour, a 2007 French musical, contains "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations," Russian officials say. A TV station that aired the film has been warned the airing violates the country's anti-LGBT propaganda law.

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WASHINGTON — The Russian government took its first action against a media company under its new law banning LGBT "propaganda," warning a television station that its airing of a movie with gay themes violates the law.

According to The Hollywood Reporter:

Russia's federal media oversight body, Roskomnadzor, on Thursday warned popular movie channel EvroKino after it aired 2007 French musical Les Chansons d'Amour (Love Songs).

The agency said the film contains "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations."

This song might be an issue:

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This one comes close:

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This one's definitely a problem:

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But, this song, this one's the winner:

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NOTE: That is as explicit as it gets.

Chris Geidner is the legal editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Washington, DC. In 2014, Geidner won the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association award for journalist of the year.

Contact Chris Geidner at chris.geidner@buzzfeed.com.

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