‘Spread’ aired on Spanish daytime TV

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Children were in for a shock after returning from school when television broadcaster ‘Cuatro’ aired the film ‘Spread’. The films contains sexual content and swearing which has enraged people in the country.

The film stars Ashton Kutcher, famous for current TV series ‘Two and a Half Men’, and follows the life of a Los Angeles Lothario.

The major Spanish broadcaster could have to pay up to €500,000 as a result. The watchdog for Spanish television has stated that the time of airing “could be harmful for the physical, mental and moral development of minors”.

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The subject of sexuality in television is changing in Spain after many years of artistic expression taking precedence due to the iron tight grip on media that Franco had. This lead to television being fairly free in the decades after however is becoming ever stricter in recent times. 

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