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Greeks delay legal action over Alexander sexuality



Story by: Jack Foley

GREEK lawyers have shelved plans to sue the makers of Alexander over their depiction of the conqueror's sexuality until they have seen the film.

The group, headed by Yannis Varnakos, had claimed the film was 'pure fiction and not a true depiction of Alexander's life'.

But the lawyers have withdrawn a demand to have the film's opening delayed to allow them time to see a preview screening of it.

The lawyers are angry with Oliver Stone and Warner Bros for suggesting that Alexander the Great was bisexual.

And an extra-judicial note has already apparently been sent to the studio and director demanding that the film include a mention in the credits stating that it is a fictional interpretation of the legend, and not based on official documents.

But Stone has defended the film's portrayal of the leader, saying that a historian was employed on-set throughout the shoot.

The film, which opened to scathing reviews in America, has not been the box office success Warner Bros had hoped, failing to make the top-spot on its first week of release.

Stone has since said that he feels the movie will find a better and bigger audience in Europe.

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