Kiev, November 9, 2021
The Ukrainian state agency for cinema has confirmed that it’s allocating hundreds of thousands of dollars for the production of “My Young Prince,” its first LGBT film. It was earlier reported that the film also makes blasphemous use of various Christian symbols.
“The Council for the State Support of Cinematography decided on October 12, 2021, to provide state support to the film project, ‘My Young Prince,’ in the amount of 20 million hryvnias [$767,460],” the agency reported in response to a request from Ukrainian News.
The announcement comes just months after the news that the Ukrainian Ministry of Culture spent budgetary funds to purchase LGBT-propaganda comic books for children, and the news that the Public Health Center of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine allocated $366,670 (10,240,669 hryvnia) to study the lifestyle of the gay population.
“My Young Prince,” centered on a 17-year-old boy, won the Council’s 17th annual film competition. The premier of the first Ukrainian LGBT drama is set for July 2022.
The film follows Paul, a psychologically ill teenager who lives in a posh mansion, leads a riotous lifestyle, and shows an unhealthy attachment to his mother Sophia, who lives with him. Paul soon begins a relationship with a young man named Antoine, and Sophia with Antoine’s father Mark. The appearance of Antoine and Mark in their lives ends up leading everyone to tragedy.
After the film won the state competition, former Parliamentarian Deputy Igor Mosiychuk commented: “The Ukrainian audience allegedly needs a drama from the life of gays who mock Christian symbols and turn them into a satanic perversion.”
In particular, the film plays on famous Christian art from Michelangelo, crosses, and other Christian symbols.