Movie with ‘graphic’ sex scene accidentally shown at Alameda County Fair

Children in a fun house at the Alameda County Fair Saturday night got a quick lesson in the birds and bees.

A graphic scene from a movie showing a man and a woman making love was accidentally screened in the Magical Midway fun house. One parent who was there with her 7-year-old during the screening took a video of the incident and sent it to KTVU. Nechelle Lemons’ footage shows mothers frantically scooting their kids out of the fun house.

A statement from the fair says a DVD mixup resulted in the screening of a “suggestive scene” from  “Pirates: Blood Brothers,” a 1999 R-rated Italian miniseries. As soon as the mistake was noticed, the movie feed was removed.

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“Moving forward, all video footage and other content in the carnival midway will be reviewed for audience appropriateness before being displayed,” says the statement. “We deeply apologize and thank the fair guest for bringing it to our attention so that we could take immediate action to ensure this doesn’t happen again.”

According to the fair spokesperson, the film that was actually supposed to be playing was the 1952 Burt Lancaster vehicle “The Crimson Pirate.”

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