Cardiff shaggers get told off
Uproar at the Welsh National Assembly, where S4C obtained permission to film a few scenes of the drama Caerdydd, one of which turned out to be a “love scene” in a baby-changing room.
The scene shows a couple sneaking into the changing room for a passionate encounter. There is no nudity.
By “uproar” we mean couple of angry quotes – one from Conservative AM William Graham, and one from rent-a-prude John Beyer of Mediawatch UK.
Said the Tory,
This is obviously unpleasant and unnecessary. Potentially it’s distressing for people who don’t like the idea of one of the buildings they funded being used in this way. [...] One doesn’t want censorship but nothing that is controversial or concerning should happen. [...] My mother would be outraged – and I think rightly so.
One wonders why, if Graham’s mother is right to be outraged, Graham himself does not seem to be? Is he trying to give the impression that while he himself is urbane and unshockable, it is nevertheless righteous to be “outraged” by such things?
Beyer was no doubt grateful for the opportunity to do a bit of finger-wagging:
I hope the Welsh Assembly will be cautious next time – if there is a next time – and I think other people who are responsible for public buildings will take note.
He’s been a bit quiet of late.