Refusal to Show Russian LGBT Drama Movie in Moscow

The Russian LGBT drama movie “Outlaw” by Ksenia Ratushnaya can’t be shown in Moscow despite the availability of the appropriate certificate. This message was published in a press release received by

Producers can’t make the agreement about the movie demonstration on a big screen with cinemas and film platforms. On September 1st, the “President-Hotel” managers rescinded the agreement about the premier demo of the “Outlaw” LGBT drama, regarding the “unfixable tech problems”.

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The creative producer of the picture, Veronica Chibis, explained: “They never offered an alternative date after the malfunctions are fixed”.

The “Outlaw” movie shows a story of a bully whose body and soul become the desired objects for two characters: Outlaw, the criminal female, and the gay named Nikita.

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The film distribution is planned to begin on October 29th, 2020. The European premiere of the movie took place in Tallinn. The Russian one was in Khanty-Mansiysk, where the film received awards for the best debut, the best operatorship and the best soundtrack.


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