Turkish Taboos Challenged by Success of Gay 'Honor Killing' Movie
By Pelin Turgut / Istanbul Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012
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Turkish movie-theater bookers were less than enthusiastic when two directors — Mehmet Binay and Caner Alper — approached them with a film inspired by the true story of a 26-year-old killed, allegedly by his father, for being gay. Even though Binay and Alper's film, Zenne Dancer, had won awards, they were told that Turkey was not ready for a mainstream gay movie.
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