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BNP man rejects porn film claim
Richard Barnbrook
Mr Barnbrook: Elected as a councillor last week
A newly elected British National Party councillor has denied being involved in the making of a gay porn movie.

Richard Barnbrook, one of 11 BNP winners in Barking and Dagenham at last week's local elections, said it was "an art film... not a bloody porn film".

The Evening Standard has a copy of the film HMS Discovery: A Love Story, which it says includes naked men clawing passionately at each other's bodies.

But Mr Barnbrook said: "It is not about homosexuality - it's about sexuality."

According to the Evening Standard, the film includes long scenes of men undressing and fondling each other, full-frontal nudity and a naked man apparently performing a sex act on another.

Erotic poetry

There are also repeated scenes of flagellation in which a group of semi-naked men apparently whip a fourth semi-naked man senseless to the ground, the paper says.

Mr Barnbrook is credited for producing and directing the film, but says he did not write the erotic poetry played across the footage.

The only nudity in it is a couple of guys running in a river
Richard Barnbrook

"I am not interested in this," he said. "It was an art film - end of story. It was not a bloody porn film.

"The only nudity in it is a couple of guys running in a river.

"This was done when I was a student. It was part of my extra education, part of my studies and that was it.

"Anything to do with my past politics or my past work, I am not interested in commenting on.

"This was sometime back in the mid-80s."

In the party's election manifesto, the BNP raised the prospect of a local vote so parents could decide if they want to "prohibit the teaching of homosexuality as an alternative lifestyle choice".

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