More Film News From Turkey

My hoax detector got a blip on this one. If it is real, it is pirated, since Miramax has not officially released the movie for DVD or VHS distribution, in Turkey or anywhere else.

Anyway, the choice of title says a lot, whether it’s a hoax or it was real. In Turkish, “Ibne Kovboylar” translates to “faggot cowboys.”

Granted, homosexuality is not well-tolerated in most of the world and in Muslim countries in particular the religiously-motivated taboos seem to be very powerful.

Some friends we’ve got in those Turks, huh? Turkey — the country that straddles both Europe and Asia the twenty-first and fifteenth centuries.

Burt Likko

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