The South African Film and Publications Board banned the intersex film XXY* on the grounds that they believed the film portrays child pornography. The Spanish film with English subtitles was produced by an Argentine filmmaker and tells the story of a teenager (15 years of age). The Out in Africa (OIA) Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, which planned to screen the film as part of the 15th annual film festival, indicated that they would appeal the Board’s decision, and would take legal action against the Board.

* Please take note that there is an error in the linked article as they mention that the youth’s main character is transgender when in reality he is intersex. The title of the film, XXY, indicates the topic of the film to be intersex, as it refers to the XXY chromosomal difference in some intersex people.