Police Raid Home Searching For Gay Horror Porn Film ‘LA Zombie’

Thursday morning three detectives from the Melbourne, Australian Criminal Investigation Unit raided the home of Richard Wolstencroft, the director of the Melbourne Underground Film Festival (MUFF), seeking a copy of the gay porn horror film LA Zombie created by filmmaker, Bruce LaBruce.

A police spokeswoman told news outlets the house was raided “in relation to exhibiting and possessing an unclassified film“.

It is believed the detectives considered removing every DVD in Wolstencroft’s house, as well as computers containing two movies on which he is working. They were eventually dissuaded by his insistence that he had destroyed his only copy of the film, on DVD, after the August screening. Wolstencroft also admitted to police that the August 29 screening had gone ahead and that he was solely responsible for it.

The Australian Classification Board banned the film just before it was due to be screened at the Melbourne International Film Festival in July. Despite the banning of the film Wolstencroft held a public screening of LA Zombie, directed by Canadian Bruce LaBruce, in August.

Wolstencroft (photo left) is known for his controversial opinions, writings and events that date back to theme nights during the early days of his Hellfire Club and even screenings of his and Mark Savage’s films in the 80’s at Super 8 film groups. He is interested in many progressive and controversial ideas some of which are: his advocacy of BDSM and Sadomasochism as a life style through his club The Hellfire Club, his writings and polemics on cinema at MUFF and elsewhere dealing with a new vision of a genre driven Australian cinema and what to do in reaction to the on going Australian cinema crisis, his interest in a form transformative right wing politics (that he calls, sometimes, “transcendental fascism“), his interest in Free Speech (an example of which are: the attempted screening of a David Irving doco, at MUFF in 2003; a screening of Larry Clark film Ken Park; and his championing of gay and straight adult erotic cinema, again, at MUFF), his writings on politics, art and society on his blog.

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