Lots of activists, journalists and movie critics couldn’t stop writing about Hani Fawzi’s new movie “Family Secrets” which claims to address homosexuality in Egypt. The organization responsible for films’ censorship in Egypt demaded that thirteen scenes be cut from the film which brought more attention to the film before the release.
Here is why it is NOT a “gay film” as claimed here as well as in many other newspapers.
1- The film addresses “the problem” of homosexuality.
2- The film promotes the idea that homosexuality is a consequence of an absent father and child molestation not just a sexual orientation.
3- The film promotes the idea of a cure to homosexuality.
How on earth does that classify it to be categorized under “LGBT films”?
The film “The Yacoubian Building” for Alaa ElAswany before it drove Egypt mad because of having a gay character in the film, putting into consideration that of course the gay character was molested as a child and was murdered in the end of the film as a consequence to his homosexuality.
Since it was yet another kind of a propaganda preceding the release of the film just like all Hani Fawzi’s previous films. All of his films were preceded by problems with censorship then tons of articles etc..