After receiving half a dozen complaints regarding an interspecies kiss in a recent episode of the BBC's Dr. Who (which sort of really wasn't, in the context of the story), the UK's Ofcom decided not to pursue the matter further. Ofcom (the Office of Communications) is somewhat analagous to the FCC here in the US. The couple involved was the lizard lady Madame Vastra and her human wife Jenny, who are in a lesbian marriage in 19th century London. In the show, they maintain a mistress/servant relationship to keep up appearances - apparently the lizard part is less of a big deal than the lesbian part, even in the past. Oh, and they are also Ninjas. And Madame Vastra is a noted detective, who sometimes helps out the London Bobbies a'la Sherlock Holmes. I think that's everything....
Ofcom has declined to probe the BBC after it received complaints about the screening of a kiss between a lizard-like character and her human wife during an episode of Doctor Who.
The watchdog received half a dozen complaints after the characters, played by Neve McIntosh and Catrin Stewart, shared a crafty live-saving snog* as they hid from killer droids.
However, Ofcom said it was not concerned enough to look further into the incident.
|Madame Vastra and Jenny (click to enlarge)|