In the second half of February Latvian press commented heavily on “Buy Bye Beauty”, a scandalous film produced by swedish director Paul Hollander. In this film Latvia is presented as one of the centers of European prostitution and the cradle of corruption. Some of the Latvian officials hastened to come forward with their comments calling the film and its director things like “pornography” (A. Pozharnovs), while many members of parliamentary committee on defense and interior are sure that “Buy Bye Beauty” was created with the aim of compromising Latvia. However no one has watched the film, includinng the MPs, and there is an unsaid tabu on broadcasting the film in Latvia.
Therefore our website management decided to offer space to this opinion of Scandinavian guest and break the information blockade setup by existing national-liberal power. However we feel it is better not to join the quarrel but evaluate the facts.
We have to add that management of our anticorruption website continues to work with the information about this film, despite all the censure. We actively suggest that you follow with the updates on our website.
This film provoked wide public resonance, which is actually symptomatic and says a lot about our unhealthy society. The discussions and quarrels has begun and many people became involved with the theme. Thus a website has appeared in the Internet which we suggest that you visit, without any comment on our part.