Film maker Keith Hartman has told DNA that DVD versions his film, You Should Meet My Son, has been banned for sale by Amazon for containing what the company describes as, “offensive content”.
In the film, a conservative mother is horrified to learn her only son is gay but is also determined he won’t go through life alone and goes about finding him the perfect husband.
Hartman told DNA the film is rated “suitable for all ages” in Germany and for teenagers 15 and up in the UK so he is confused by Amazon’s claim the film is “offensive”.
“I’ve repeatedly contacted Amazon, pointing out the film’s benign topic and ratings, but the only response I’ve gotten is a form letter repeating that the film is ‘offensive’ and therefore banned from sale,” Hartman says.
He claims Amazon has told people trying to buy a DVD copy of the film that it had not been banned but is “out of stock”.
“This is not true. Amazon told me directly that they were banning the DVD because of ‘offensive content’. And I know for a fact that Amazon has DVDs in stock because they’re billing me for the cost of destroying them!” Hartman said.
After Hartman forwarded on email complaints from his customers, he said Amazon are now saying he did not have approval to sell DVDs.
While the DVD sales are prohibited, Hartman says a streaming version of the film can be purchased through Amazon.
You be the judge. Watch the trailer below and let us know if you think it looks offensive…