“We can see women’s breasts and men’s private parts”, Hustlers movie officially banned in Malaysia
Malaysians fell in love with Constance Wu when she played Henry Golding’s love interest in Crazy Rich Asians, the movie that paved the way for Asian culture-themed blockbusters in Hollywood.
And we couldn’t wait when we found out she was going to play a rude stripper in Jennifer Lopez’s latest hit movie, Hustlers!
Well, it turns out we might not be able to see this movie at all, at least until it’s released online. Why?
Because the Film Censorship Board of Malaysia has officially banned the film from being shown on the big screen here due to its “excessive obscenity”, making it unsuitable for Malaysian viewers. Apparently, they should have made so many cuts in the racy scenes in the movie that there wouldn’t be much left to show.
Hustlers defends a cast of stars and women, and has been dubbed the female wolf of Wall Street. It follows a group of New York strippers who gave wealthy businessmen a taste of their own medicine during the 2008 financial crisis.
The film, which was based on a true story, features women resorting to less-than-legal methods, such as spiking men’s drinks to empty their bank accounts as the stock market crashes around them and almost dragged the exotic dance industry with it. .
“This film contains too many scenes with too much excessive obscene content and is not suitable for public screening,” Malaysian Cencorship Board chairman Mohammad Zamberi said, according to the New Straits Times.
“We can see women’s breasts and men’s private parts. There are also erotic dances that are too much and scenes with drugs, ”he added.
Hustler’s distributor in Malaysia, Square Box Pictures has since released a statement on its Instagram page announcing the film’s unfortunate ban.
“OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT. We regret to inform you that the release of The Hustlers movie has been canceled because it was banned in Malaysia. We deeply apologize for the inconvenience caused to our beloved subscribers, movie fans, media and partners They wrote.
The ban is not a surprise but rather a disappointment, given that earlier this year we saw major censors of gay sex scenes and other homosexual scenes from the films “Rocketman” and “Bohemian Rhapsody” .
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