[WTF Update] Filmmaker Remy Couture Found “Not Guilty” Of Corrupting Morals

Inner Depravity

A quick – and happy – update to a controversial story that Mr. Disgusting reported on last week (If you have a moment, go check it out. It’s worth the read).

You might recall that Montreal Police arrested local indie filmmaker and special effects artist Remy Couture, and charged him with “corrupting morals through the distribution, possession and production of obscene materials” for a body of his work titled “Inner Depravity.” . He was facing up to two years in prison, but has thankfully been found “Not Guilty” by a Montreal, Quebec jury.

As an American citizen, I feel a little shaky talking about what other countries should and shouldn’t do. But it’s obvious to me that this is a victory for artistic expression – no matter how vile you may personally find it. You don’t have to like someone’s art in order to support their right to make it.

If you haven’t seen “Inner Depravity”, we have a clip inside. I can’t tell you what it’s like because I have chosen not to watch it.

 
Source: Montreal Gazette
  • CosmicAvenger

    Ha, the irony. “This video has been removed as a violation of Youtube’s policy on shocking and disgusting content.”
    Man. I was kind of looking forward to checking it out.

  • CosmicAvenger

    Also, I’m glad he doesn’t have to go to prison for 2 years just for special effects and artistic expression (no matter how “disgusting”). That just seems ridiculous to me. Keep it up Remy!

  • joesey

    the clip has been removed. well maybe it’ll help get him more work.

  • grayghost
  • djblack1313

    YES!! i’m very happy he was found NOT GUILTY!! talk about a frivolous lawsuit the powers that be brought against this guy.

  • TEDDYX

    SCORE …. It was a lawsuit that really had no legs to stand on. Some special interest group got a bug up their collective asses , and tried to make an example outta this guy. Just because you don’t like it, doesn’t make it against the law.
    Glad he won. Would have loved to see their faces when they lost. PRICELESS..

  • djblack1313

    i just hope Remy didn’t have to pay tons (or ANY) of money for his court costs. those who sued him should have to pay that.

  • ThunderDragoon

    Good. I’m really happy. He did nothing wrong.

  • diapers

    Yup, the not guilty verdict was correct IMO. But wow, this guy makes Andreas Schnaas look like fucking bambi. I kinda hope Remi opens up to a shrink every now and again, lol.

  • TrainerUsagi

    Glad he was found not guilty, would suck if he was found guilty for videos that didn’t even have realistic gore :P

  • HostelTakeover

    I’m glad he was found “not guilty”. I screamed up and down with joy!!!