Court hears that Inxeba should be classified as porn

JOHANNESBURG- On Wednesday the North Gauteng High court heard that controversial film Inxeba (The Wound) should be classified as hard-core porn.

The view come from attorney Viwe Notshe, SC, who is representing the Film and Publication Board’s (FPB) appeal tribunal. Notshe added that it was clear that there were visuals of a sexual nature in the film.

Notshe said, “The board finds the following scene – the anal sex scene between Vija and Xolani – as explicit…We saw the movie and saw the scene and it was clear that they were having sexual conduct,” said Notshe.”

The producers want the tribunal to review its decision of rating the film X18SNLVP.

The board initially rated the film 16LS before the tribunal overturned it and essentially reclassified the film as hard-core pornography.

Judge Joseph Raulinga, who watched the movie, challenged Notshe saying the scenes were not of a graphic nature because no genitalia were exposed.

Notshe explaining his argument said, “But there was exposure of the bare buttocks…There is simulation, you may see side movements, up and down or side by side. You do not have to see genitals,”

Judge Raulinga disagreed, he said, “But in the movie, we do not see sexual conduct, we see movements,”

Notshe countered he said, “We saw both the buttocks of Vija and Xolani, they were both exposed,”

Raulinga replied that buttocks were not genitals.

Notshe added, “Even if we did not see buttocks, we seen the arm of Vija over the neck of Xolani, we also hear heavy breathing, that amounts to sexual intercourse”

The judge continued to challenge him and the film should not be classified  X18 due to scenes of sexual conduct.

Photo Credit- Mail & Guardian

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