Vancouver feminists protest screening of misogynistic film at Rio Theatre

A crowd of over 50 protestors, comprising mostly women, picketed the Rio Theatre on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 to protest the screening of the pornographic and misogynistic film; Deep Throat.

"Women and allied men came to protest this screening and to send a message to the Rio Theatre that we will not put up with their promotion of rape culture in our community," commented Kim Zander, Women's Space Vancouver spokeswoman. "While it is sad that in 2022, years into the  #metoo movement, we have to keep saying it, it's not acceptable for Pornhub or the Rio to profit from the rape and abuse of women." 

The Rio Theatre's ownership, along with the film director's family, here to speak on a panel, have tried to minimize the emotional and physical damage that Linda Boreman suffered at the hands of her abusive partner during the making of this film. While panelists said they appreciated diverse opinions and informed discussions, they had no one on the panel to speak to the other side of this issue - to the damage the pornography industry has inflicted on women, children, and men, backed up by decades of research and real life experiences.