French Sex Wars

Friday, November 29, 2002

France, in the minds of many, might seem to be the epitome of sexual freedom. But for the last six months, right-wing legislators there have been campaigning to eliminate erotic movies from French television. Earlier this month, the commission proposed to eliminate certain violent or sexual shows from primetime, and to require a new layer of digital codes aimed at blocking children's access. Frank Browning reports on how the new French porn wars touch much deeper fissures in French politics.

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