Angel’Angel’ absolved from beyond the grave
Monday 28 February 2005, by Webmaster
The Federal Communications Commission has ruled The WB’s canceled Angel will not have to pay indecency fines from beyond the grave.
The FCC ruled a scene during the Nov. 19, 2003, episode, entitled Destiny, was not sufficiently graphic or explicit to render the program patently offensive by contemporary standards to meet the level of indecency, Zap2it.com reported Monday. The episode featured star David Boreanaz sharing an intimate moment with a female character. The Parent’s Television Council complained Boreanaz’s hips could be seen moving back and forth. The PTC also cited an additional scene that portrayed a female transforming into vampire form and biting another woman on the neck. The council complained the scene featured heavy breathing.
The complaint was specifically filed against Washington’s WBDC-TV, though all WB stations across the country could have been impacted for showing the program.
From Contactmusic.com :
ANGEL COMMITS NO SIN DESPITE HIP-THRUSTING COMPLAINT
The producers of cancelled TV show ANGEL have been given a reprieve by America’s FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC) after censorship chiefs threw out complaints about a love scene from the series.
FCC bosses have ruled a 2003 scene showing a female character turning into a vampire and biting her partner’s neck did not overstep indecency rules.
The complaint came from America’s PARENTS TELEVISION COUNCIL, which claimed lead character Angel, played by DAVID BOREANAZ, could be clearly seen "moving (hip hips) back and forth" in the scene.
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