People around the world are celebrating Pride this month – the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) are often asked if they classify depictions of LGTBQ+ relationships and sex differently. The answer is a resounding no. The BBFC apply guidelines to the same standard, regardless of sexual orientation. They’ve written a case study on Brokeback Mountain – which is highly celebrated and studied – to explain more: http://www.bbfc.co.uk/case-studies/brokeback-mountain
At the BBFC, the focus is on helping children and families choose well by providing them with the guidance they need to help them choose what’s right for them and avoid what’s not. With the huge growth in film, video and online content, and in how and where we can watch and use it, this is becoming more important than ever. Through BBFC experience, regular consultations and research, they are careful to reflect the views of people right across the country. They understand what matters to families and apply this knowledge in setting our standards. The BBFC take the integrity and impartiality of their work very seriously and over the more than 100 years of history, they have increasingly come to be recognised as the go-to guide that people can trust. For more information, please see the Classification Guidelines: https://bbfc.co.uk/what-classification/classification-guidelines
This year, for the first time ever, BBFC staff will be marchingin London Pride 2019. They take inclusivity and equality seriously, and believe that everyone should be able to bring their whole self to work. Find out more about working with them.
Photos from the Parade to follow… so keep an eye on their website.
For more information, please download the BBFC app: https://bbfc.co.uk/app