Annette Bening and Julianne Moore in The Kids Are All Right

Singapore has placed restrictions on the release of the Oscar nominated lesbian comedy family film, The Kids Are All Right.

The country’s Board of Film Censors rated the film as being unsuitable for anyone under the age of 21, categorising it as a film that contains “adult issues, themes and more explicit scenes”.

The board told the film’s distributor that “films should not promote or normalise a homosexual lifestyle” and that “the majority of the members agreed with the board that the film… has exceeded the film classification guidelines”.

In addition to its extreme rating, the board has also only allowed one cinema in Singapore to screen the film.

The Kids Are All Right was nominated for Academy Awards in the categories of Actor in a Supporting Role for Mark Ruffalo, Actress in a Leading Role for Annette Bening, Writing (Original Screenplay) and Best Picture.

It tells the story of two lesbian mothers whose lives are thrown into turmoil when their teen children track down their biological father and introduce him into the family.

Directed and co-written by Lisa Cholodenko, the film won Best Comedy and Best Actress for Annette Bening at the Golden Globe awards in January.

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