Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Michigan Taxpayers will not have to pay for Cannibalism movie

Hey, even the corporate welfare bureaucrats have their limits. The Michigan Film Commissioner turned down a request for taxpayer subsidies for a movie about "realistic cannibalism." Ah, state sponsored art, its so....highbrow.

“This film is unlikely to promote tourism in Michigan or to present or reflect Michigan in a positive light,” wrote Janet Lockwood, Michigan’s film commissioner. Ms. Lockwood particularly objected to “this extreme horror film’s subject matter, namely realistic cannibalism; the gruesome and graphically violent depictions described in the screenplay; and the explicit nature of the script.”

The easy money is not quite so easy any more.