Jamaica bans movie with lesbian scenes featuring Dominican actress

hatedAuthorities in Jamaica have banned a movie ‘with strong lesbian scenes’ which featured Dominican actress, Germina Jno Baptiste and Jamaican, Caroline Brown.

The Collywood production, Hated 2 Death, is a controversial movie which was filmed two years ago in Jamaica and was due to be released in various cinemas next month but the film board on that Caribbean island has effectively shut it down.

No reason was given as to why the decision was taken to ban the film.

“I am very upset …  we are supposed to be living in a democratic world,” CEO of Collywood, Junior Hart, told DNO. “What right has Jamaica got to ban this movie … Jamaica is one of the most violent places in the world.”

Hart said Hated 2 Death is a true story of two lesbians who were brutally murdered in 2006 by one the girls’ boyfriend. Their bodies were found in a cesspit toilet outside the house where the murders were committed. The matter has since drawn international attention to Jamaica since the boyfriend has not been arrested although he has given himself up to the police.

The Collywood CEO said the movie premiered in the south coast of Jamaica to “record crowds” and it has caused a stir among the authorities and the church on that island.

“I strongly believe they don’t want this movie because it will be like opening a can of worms,” he said.

Hated 2 Death hase now been placed on Collywood’s global platform where it can be seen on subscription at www.collywoodcinemas.com.

Jno Baptiste is the first Dominican actress to appear in a Jamaican movie.

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77 Comments

  1. May 30, 2013

    he can put the movie on you tube every body will see it even the jamaican goverment too

    • Bigman Talk
      May 31, 2013

      Including you for free right..cheap skates. Thats why we as Black people have no commercial power..always want freeness. Dominicans BIG JOKERS HOME AND ABROAD..YOU ARE ALL BROKE. You big it up when you go home to Dominica with you all US and UK money..but in reality Dominica cant support nothing apart from the drinks company..The RUM and THE PARTY and chat a load of Rubbish and pretend they know it all. I am an African man and I have been doing research on your Island of Dominica. Imagine you lot have something new and fresh coming out of Dominica in the film and TV industry and all of you idiots are sleeping. I guarantee that most of you cannot name any of the Dominican movies now coming out of Dominica which has made history. KEEP SLEEPING DOMINICA…KEEP SLEEPING. LOL

  2. chat 2 my back
    May 30, 2013

    Well well well.. Dominicans will never educate themselves .. That’s reality people so face it. gays love each other more than husbands love their wives.. But dats nt d issue here. I have seen a part of the movie and I love it. It is indeed a true story with no nudity. Think u should pay yur money on collywood site and watch it yourselves before criticizing. As a psychology major, I was taught that some people were born gay and we should respect one’s sexuality. Dominicans need to wise up!! Mr.
    Hart,we are in dominica so don’t worry about jamaica.
    You have your own website so ppl can watch the movies.

  3. Me
    May 30, 2013

    According to the producers of the show:

    “I strongly believe they don’t want this movie because it will be like opening a can of worms,” he said.”

    Why would any one want to open a can of worms. A can of worm is not a pleasant thing – so why open this mess. Homosexuality is demonic to the core. The world system is control by 3 main demonic spirits: The lust of the flesh (Romans 1) the pride of life and lust of the eyes. For those of us who choose to honor Jesus Christ , we must lbe serious about this and cultivate the tree of righteousness so that we can bear the fruit of the Holy Spirit so that our fruit will remain. let’s love and not hate.

  4. TV Fan
    May 30, 2013

    For All you DNO Crtics and know it all..here is the story that the HATED 2 DEATH MOVIE IS BASED ON..My question is..How is this Porn or corrupting when I director is telling a true story..and why should it be banned?
    THEY WERE LESBIANS
    BY FABIAN LEDGISTER, Staff Reporter

    ( L – R ) Phoebe Myrie. and Candice Williams – FILE
    A steamy DVD found with the bodies of Candice and Phoebe last week and statements about a love triangle that went all wrong…
    WAS IT FORBIDDEN love between lesbians that cost two young women their lives?
    Statements to the police and evidence at the murder scene of two women in their 20s strongly suggests this.
    The bodies of 20-year-old Candice Williams and Phoebe Myrie, 22, were found dumped in a pit at a home they shared in Taylor Land, Bull Bay, last week Wednesday, and police investigations are now confirming rumours of a ‘murder of passion!’
    As a result, police are now on the hunt for the father of the one-year-old child of Candice Williams, Dwayne Lewis, who is wanted for questioning in the matter.
    Police who were on the scene when the bodies were found, say the evidence found at the scene, suggested that the killer might have been angered by their suspected lesbian relationship.
    “From yuh see di lesbian DVD whe di man throw in di pit, yuh know seh di lesbian ting have something to do with the murders … The assailant bun up mattress an fling weh sheet, so it obvious,” said an officer, who was at the scene when the bodies were taken from the pit.
    Police confirm that an adult DVD case, sheets, and a pillow were found in the pit along with the bodies of the young women. A burnt mattress was also found in the yard of the house.
    MIXED FEELINGS
    Although residents of Taylor Land expressed “mixed feelings” toward the alleged lesbian couple, they all concur that they were much more than friends. “Everybody know a two lesbian dem dat. U fi see how one a dem timid like gal, an di oda one guan like man … The only time dem apart a when di Samantha (Candice) gu check har mother ina di morning,” said a resident.
    “Mi hear seh a lef one a dem lef her baby fada fi di nex uman, an tek di baby carry guh live,” said another resident.
    CHAT ROOM
    Statements given to the police by a relative of one of the deceased confirmed a lesbian affair between the two women, and explained the history of the affair, including the conflict over the child.
    According to the relative’s report, the two young women met in a cellular ‘chat room,’ earlier in the year (when Candice was still living with the father of her child), adding that the common-law husband not only knew about the budding relationship, but actually encouraged it.
    The police document highlighted the temporary presence of a third woman at the house, but due to her alleged “nasty ways,” she was soon asked to leave. It is also said that Myrie would go and stay with another female friend with whom she was also intimately involved.
    The statement indicated that Candice slowly progressed from a bi-sexual, to an outright lesbian, which led her to end the relationship with her common-law husband, who soon after, left the premises. The relative wrote that a conflict began when Candice decided to keep their child.
    “Due to the cooperation of citizens, this case will soon be cleared up. We have leads on the only person wanted for questioning in the matter, and should apprehend him before next week,” said Ins. Williams.
    “We are now appealing to Mr. Lewis that he come to the station as we need to ask him some questions … Right now we know every move he makes and it is in his best interest to come in,” said Ins. Williams.
    “We heard that they were very, very good friends, and they were killed because they were very good friends … True or not, the nature of their relationship has nothing to do with investigations, as hearsay doesn’t go to law,” said sub-officer in charge of the Bull Bay Police Station, Inspector Hornet Williams.

  5. TV Fan
    May 30, 2013

    Well I have never heard so much crap in all my life. I have noticed everybody on this page giving ot the big one garcon and none of you can find $5 US dollars to go onto the Collywood website where the movie is available for all to see. As I saw in the press release I here all kind of off key comments about the Movie Hated 2 Death. I saw the movie part 1 and part 2 I subscribed to the service and I must say I enjoyed the realism of the stories. I remembered reading about this story in the daily star in Jamaica and it was tragic, very tragic. I think all of you running up your mouth, see the movie first then make your own judgement. Its a true story and its nothing to do with anybody exploiting young actresses or actors. You would not say that when Tom Hanks played and Gay man whom was dying of aids with Densil Washington would you. Acting is acting…get real for god sake.

  6. Wow
    May 30, 2013

    Good promo Collywood. Stir the pot and make a name for that movie. This movie has been about to comeout for over a yr. Saw a clip myself and i couldn’t understand what the hell the people were saying and I understand the Jamaican patois pretty well.

    “What right has Jamaica got to ban this movie … Jamaica is one of the most violent places in the world.” How dare he make a statement like that?

    So because its a violent country it has no rights? What if the authorities who banned the movies believes that this movie could stir up social discontent… and have people take to the streets in an attempt to reinvigorate this issue – justice for the dead womn? What if it leads to violence? WOuld your conscience be clearer if many ppl died in trying to get justice for one?

    Sometimes the bigger picture is not always about us.

    Yes, it may be a disappointment – and yes, Jamaica is a violent country…but sometimes… it can be that to avoid further violence, drastic steps need to be taken. Perhaps the can of worms is better closed with 1 victim dead than many innocent people getting caught up in a quest to avenge.

    food for thought… there may be a justifiable cause while the can of worms should remain close; afterall, “Jamaica is one of the most violent places in the world.”

  7. Aratzio
    May 30, 2013

    from this man’s words, and i quote; I am very upset … we are supposed to be living in a democratic world. What right has Jamaica got to ban this movie … Jamaica is one of the most violent places in the world.”, and his recent conflict with marpin 2k4, i’m coming to believe that his attitude is the real problem and not the companies in question. What point are you trying to bring across Mr. Hart? Is Jamaica your banana republic to do whatever you please because you claim its the most violent places in the world?

    • Blackman
      May 30, 2013

      Stupid Comment. I think Mr Hart is not like us typical Black people who let others run over us and we sit like fools and take it and let all the hypocrites hide behind their masks. Imagine people in authority gets pissed off Mr Hart and the Collywood wagon. Preach it out loud ma brother and talk like what Malcome X use to say. Don’t let these jokers in authority hold you down. Well Done with the New Collywood Caribbean Netflix Site Love the stuff on there…Now I can watch my favorite TENANTS AND BROTHER AND THE ARRANGEMENT anytime. Love the new Tenants series wicked my friend. Jossett the gold digger come from London..I love that episode. It was a good move comin g off Marpin and start the Collywood Global Neflix. Well Done Mr Hart..you are a true soldier. I am now laughing at those so call critics who you have left behind in small Dominica..NOW ITS COLLYWOOD TO THE WORLD!!!

  8. Dominican by birth
    May 30, 2013

    Way to go Jamaica doh promote no nastiness…

  9. Yow
    May 30, 2013

    Soon the gay people will have us choosing what side of the road to walk

  10. Jayson
    May 29, 2013

    I don’t think the ban in Jamaica has anything to do with the lesbian aspect of the movie at all.

    Note: ‘The matter has since drawn international attention to Jamaica since the boyfriend has not been arrested although he has given himself up to the police.’

    Note: “I strongly believe they don’t want this movie because it will be like opening a can of worms,”

    The has everything to do with the existing legal framework which currently exists in Jamaica which will once again be put under the spotlight. Remember this is a true story which the Jamaican government would be more than happy to sweep under the rug and forget. It’s like re-opening a wound.

    You think Jamaican’s gives a hell about 2 women in a relationship?

    • Dominican by birth
      May 30, 2013

      Jamaicans are always known to be anti gay

  11. kuba
    May 29, 2013

    every one who have commented have not understand the reason the movie has been ban it was not for the lesbian scene but it might open a can of worms,THE MOVIE WAS BASED ON A TRUE STORY.why whould the jamaican government ban a movie when thier is a porn industry in jamaica

  12. Fox
    May 29, 2013

    :lol: :lol: It should be banned and only available on DVD… :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  13. precious
    May 29, 2013

    ebeh i want to see it for myself and then i can say something about the movie. I cannot be against a movie and haven’t seen it yet :wink:

  14. John Paul
    May 29, 2013

    But But But Marpin sometimes has movies with those type of scenes .What the Hypocricy I hearing there !

  15. Faceup
    May 29, 2013

    I am not gay course I was not born this way, but when I see two gay couples walking the streets holding hands kissing and sharing love I smile and say to my self that is so cute. Why is it that some Dominicans are so BACKWARDS AND CLOSED MINDED SET OF WHATEVER.

    • Channel 1
      May 30, 2013

      @Faceup – There is a phrase that says “If your mind is to open, your brain will fall out”

      Put that in your head and ponder on it…

  16. Observer
    May 29, 2013

    PM Skerrit I have no doubt that you will do the same as Jamaica, B A N the movie in Dominica

  17. Observer
    May 29, 2013

    Hats off to you Jamaica!!! Send them back to Europe to do their nastiness

  18. Sensor Board
    May 29, 2013

    From all the furore I thought this was a porno film but it’s actually a factual film and like 90% of films today there are sexual acts depicted.

    What’s the big deal or is there someone trying to force us all to watch it!!

    I can’t wait to watch it, I like being presented with the truth or is that what Jamaica is afraid of having more of the hypocrisy exposed. I bet if it was one of their typical nasty videos full of slackness it would pass the sensor board with flying colours for everybody’s children to see.

  19. boyie
    May 29, 2013

    Good Job JA…. publicity not necessary

  20. Jimi Hendrix
    May 29, 2013

    Lesbian scenes are bad for the Jamaican movie-going audience, but if it was Bruce Willis or Sylvester Stallone shooting up the place, it would have been accepted with open arms. Our people are just unbelievable.

    The Jamaica censor board has no issues with gun violence in a country rife with homicides, but lesbian scenes? Not a hope in hell. What a sick joke!!

  21. DA Massive
    May 29, 2013

    DNO, please start a poll as to whether DA should ban the movie too.

    • Blackman
      May 30, 2013

      Have u seen the movie?? I doubt it, and u making such a stupid statement.

  22. Gary
    May 29, 2013

    Any time hear the name Film Board I shiver.Where do a film board gets it authority to tell people what they should see and not see, that is absurd.Who give these men that authority to make that decision.Why should a Group of people decide what is appropriate for people to view.Don’t people have minds of their own to make that decision, are people wards of the film board.

  23. KING WILLY
    May 29, 2013

    I waited for year,had the wine ready to see that movie.I even tried to get in this also.so sad

  24. LESBIANISM IS WRONG
    May 29, 2013

    we are living in the endtimes. the bible condemns this act!!

    • KING WILLY
      May 29, 2013

      You have not read the updated version of the new bible.

      • Anonymous
        May 29, 2013

        ignorant!!! what a stupid thing to say.

      • am sr8t...
        May 29, 2013

        lol

      • Me
        May 30, 2013

        what updated version of the bible darling? is it the one where Romans 1 is removed? According to the word: Heaven and earth will pass away but my word shall not. God has such great regard for his word that He has set it high above his name. He word is LAW!!!! Pointe Finale!!!

    • One
      May 29, 2013

      We’ve been watching/making movies about rape, murders, kidnappings assaulting all our lives and even before we were born, but movies about gay people, well it’s the end of times now, lord knows being gay is worst than being a murderer, drug dealer, rapist or even a serial killer.

    • Max
      May 30, 2013

      The bible also condemns wearing two fabrics in one garment!!!! (Leveticus 19:19)

      THE END TIMES ARE HERE!!!!!

  25. stop
    May 29, 2013

    this movie is just a promotion of lesbo .good move Jamaica hope the same is done all over the cariebean

    • El Uno
      May 29, 2013

      You can’t even Caribbean but is you that here making these rubbish comments!

  26. hmm
    May 29, 2013

    i think they banned the movie because it was so bad. when will junior hart and collywood just disappear with their nonsense.

  27. island bird in Uk
    May 29, 2013

    Yea Jamaica did d right thing, dis man is out of order n he is Jamaican aswell n knew very well that his movie would nt b accepted. Now dis is wat he will be showcasing in Dominica in d height of did MIRIDOM crap.

  28. J.J.John-Charles
    May 29, 2013

    Although I have not seen the movie and have no intention to give it a look.I believe the right you think you have to promote your movie, I also think Jamaica have the same right to ban this nastiness.

  29. trucalling
    May 29, 2013

    “What right has Jamaica got to ban this movie … Jamaica is one of the most violent places in the world.”
    After making that statement, I don’t think you’ll even want to step foot in Jamaica. Your cause is valid, but you just gave them a reason not to listen to you.

  30. Muslim_Always
    May 29, 2013

    People need to respect the sentiments of the Jamaican society. The director has no wisdom, he didn’t do his homework.

    One may argue it’s acting but this is how the people are desensitized, it starts with a movie, then a joke, then cartoons for children, then a “MIRIJAM” movement to speak rubbish on radio pushing for “equal rights” then the ultimate marriage for “sewer licking” and “plate licking.”

    • thought
      May 29, 2013

      Marriage is an institution created by man dred, who cares who get married as long as they consenting. Step out of yours or any religious circle just for the time to meditate on this and you’ll realize that marriage is no ultimate or sacred than the police force, and I’m sure you don’t care who joins or leaves/divorce the police force.

    • Faceup
      May 29, 2013

      Muslim-Always are you like the set of y’all that go to the toilet with a bottle of water to wash your behind without soap, then trying to shake my hand muttering AN SHA LA, well let me tell you something !! EQUAL RIGHTS FOR ALL !!

    • May 30, 2013

      @Muslim_Always May 29, 2013

      Nice going here man! You said everything I was thinking. That is exactly how it all started. And now this man, that woman, and the other group is all asking for rights and respects’ claiming to have the birthright of this, that, and the other sinful habit.

  31. lol
    May 29, 2013

    Good

  32. Faceup
    May 29, 2013

    Jamaicans are noted to be very bad and ignorant people, just look how they get on in the U.S and calling us small islander.

    • WOW
      May 29, 2013

      Stupid comment!

      Someone else might be saying the sae about Dominicans1
      there are good and bad all over. I neevr thought i’d hear so much nonsense happening in lil Dca fro such a small isalnd…but it is – so before you say that about Jamaicans…do not forget the Dominicans are getting “out of order” in other people’s country also.

      Stupid comment

      • Malgraysa
        May 29, 2013

        Amen brother, ask the people of Guadeloupe what they think about Dominicans. The pot calling the kettle black, we’re good at that.

  33. Frabo
    May 29, 2013

    So, now we are calling a sinful world “a democratic world?” when did this happen? tell that to China, Cuba, Venezuela, Dominica, Syria, Russia, etc…. or look up the word meaning again.
    Pleez….

  34. Channel 1
    May 29, 2013

    Very good move Jamaica. Ban it!! Dominica should also follow suit.

    What a Dominican woman doing playing such a role in a movie nah…..

    Just for fame? Stupppeessss!!!

    • Peeping Tom
      May 29, 2013

      Have you seen the movie, Channel 1?

      • Channel 1
        May 29, 2013

        @Peeping Tom – One does not have to bathe in a dirty river everyday in order to ascertain that the river is dirty.

        One does not have to put their hand in fire everyday in order to determine that fire is hot and burns.

        Got it, Peeping Tom.

      • Peeping Tom
        May 29, 2013

        Ok, Channel 1, i understand you. The thing is, without seeing the film or the offending scenes, it is hard to judge if it is “dirty” or if it is “fire.”

        Then again, i suppose your position is not unlike that of the broader homophobic trend: Damn and burn anything and anyone who is different. Even though we do not know about them, they are all the same. Sounds to me like a return to the years when every Jew was a roach and each negro was a monkey or a sex machine.

      • hmm
        May 30, 2013

        PT you in all soup. Just keep quiet for once na

    • Black Pearl
      May 29, 2013

      thats is a stupid remark!! you watching porn on tv and when a domincan girl acting you talking shit! typical dominican people to bring down their own!!

  35. Frabo
    May 29, 2013

    Well, sometimes people take to the hills. The Dominican rastas took to the hills in the 70s, just wondering whether the gay and lesbians will follow suit. That would be great!

    • life
      May 29, 2013

      You do kno that gay people came from straight people right? Take the time to figure where I’m going with that.

  36. Anonymous
    May 29, 2013

    The Board should give reasons for its decision.

  37. timeless
    May 29, 2013

    :lol:I am so tired of hearing about same sex crap.we are a God fearing people. Let’s keep it that way.

    • Black Pearl
      May 29, 2013

      keep what what way?? you living in the 1960’s?

  38. MIB
    May 29, 2013

    I’m happy Jamaica stood up for what they believe. It is clear that they don’t support this behavior and stand by their belief.

  39. Etel
    May 29, 2013

    He’s correct in stating that we live in a democratic world. That means Jamaica can ban a movie if they want to.

  40. Ambitious
    May 29, 2013

    the details of the movie really interests me and would love seeing it. i do not agree to the banning of the movie in Jamaica knowing that the movie is based on something which actually occurred there.
    but only they knows their reason for banning it

  41. Freethinker
    May 29, 2013

    The Caribbean is, by and large, a complete embarrassment when it comes to anything involving homosexuality.

  42. Dee
    May 29, 2013

    I WANNA SEE THAT MOVIE!!!

    • Malgraysa
      May 29, 2013

      Just call Collywood and ask them to sell you a DVD. Business is business, not so mr. Hart?

  43. Anonymous
    May 29, 2013

    I wanna see that movie!!!

  44. Mad mad lawyer
    May 29, 2013

    I believe in free expression but such freedoms must not be absolute. Our nation’s youth have to be protected against the portrayal of any forms of immorality. Lesbianism is not a private choice at all. It will bring a curse unto any society which condones it. For public policy reasons and public health concerns such movies must not be shown.
    I am appalled at the abuse of such great talent of Miss JnoBaptiste.
    Is there a need to launch some investigations of this COLLYWOOOD organization?
    Are our young girls being used in any way i.e financially and otherwise?
    I hope DNO is reading.

    • Anonymous
      May 29, 2013

      You really mad it seems. With all the sex and violence that already pervades the tv screen, this film would make very little difference. Not to mention how corrupt dominican society already is. Little kids are having sex all over the place. In a country where you considered a loser if you haven’t had sex by age 16 you talking about protecting youth from ‘immorality’ haha what a joke.

    • Malatete
      May 29, 2013

      Exactly, even in the U.K., a country that allows gay marriage, they have a board of censors, to which all movies,intended for public display must be submitted before they can be released.

    • Stupid me
      May 29, 2013

      Garcon you too sort. I bet you out there every day watching movies with killings, stealings and fightings on TV and you not condemning it, but a movie with some homosexual scenes, no no no. So killings in movies are ok, drugs and fightings, that not really immmoral, but homosexuality, no, no, no dat worst than murder.
      Jah kno how homosexuality can bring out the hypocrisy in so many of us.

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