“Apparently the original scene pushed the boundaries too far in order to have it pass the British Board of Film Classification censors in the U.K.,” a company rep told XBIZ.
“The boys were not doing too much in the film, just kissing and jerking each other off, but that is still too much for both our U.S. distributor and the BBFC. There were not too many cuts to be made.”
The unexpurgated footage will be instead be streamed online at the company’s official membership site, BelAmiOnline.com. The site has been revamped with an official relaunch set for later this month.
“Sex Buddies 1: The Private Life of Sebastian Bonnet and Luke Hamill” was filmed in Central Europe by director Marty Stevens. In addition to Bonnet, Hammil and the Peters siblings, featured players include Tobias Hayek, Matt Phillipe, Manuel Rios, Todd Rosset and Mark Vernon.
Earlier this spring, Channel 1 Releasing picked up “Double Czech 2009” for distribution. Shot on location in Central Europe by director William Higgins, the all-male film features a set of identical male twins — Adam and Konrad Richter — having sex with each other.
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