In the days before legalised porn, the restrictive laws in Britain proved to be a huckster’s paradise, with scams, cons and rip-offs the order of the day.
When a festival continually emails you to say that your non-existent film has been accepted for screening and awards, you might raise an eyebrow or two.
An outrageous scam, a project that collapsed under its own ambition or a lost film? You decide.
Years after abandoning it as an unworkable security nightmare, the UK government’s age verification rules are back – and are actually worse than ever.
Another made-up ‘National Day’ arrives as a thinly-disguised publicity stunt by big businesses looking to profit from manipulation.