Church-backed Greek Beer Featured in Porn Film

Dec 28, 2010 8:00 AM PST
CYPRUS — A beer company owned in part by The Orthodox Church of Cyprus is threatening legal action after its product was featured in a porn film shot in New York.

Although the film has not been identified, the scene reportedly depicts a girl pouring KEO beer into a man’s mouth from a bottle clasped between her breasts before they have hardcore sex.

The couple also discussed the beer and its Greek origin in the scene. KEO is the Greek abbreviation for the Cyprus Wine Company, the largest beverage company in Cyprus that has been in business since 1927.

The Church owns 20 percent of the company that produces the popular KEO beer and company officials said they will meet Wednesday morning to decide on their actions.

KEO commercial director Elias Sozou told the South African Press Association, "I have not spoken to our church representatives yet but the board will meet tomorrow to see if there are any legal means to have these scenes, showing our product, removed.”

He added, "Although I am not an expert on legal matters, I am aware that there is a different legal framework for outside the EU when it comes to showing brand products on television or in films. From what we have seen so far, it appears that this video may have been shot inside a Greek tavern in New York."

Sozou said that although his company is always looking to promote its products, he was “disappointed” to learn his beer was in a porn movie.

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