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Gay Orgy,Gone! ´Wolf of Wall Street´
Censored, Banned Overseas

Hollywood Reporter, by Pamela McClintock*

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Posted By:JoElla Bee, 1/15/2014 6:53:18 PM

Many Hollywood films are trimmed or censored in more conservative regions of the world, so it nearly was a given that Martin Scorsese´s The Wolf of Wall Street -- a three-hour raunch-fest featuring sex, drugs and 569 variations of the F-word -- would face plenty of heat (in the U.S., Scorsese had to make trims to secure an R rating, versus an NC-17). Red Granite Pictures, the production and financing company that made the $100 million opus, knew going in that the Middle East and parts of Asia might not take too kindly to some of the film´s more decadent

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* Patrick Brzeski contributed

Art? Absolute filth. Shameful that it is shown in movie theaters here and attempted to be shown around the world as a product of the United States of America.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: lazlototh, 1/15/2014 7:05:37 PM     (No. 9693599)

I´m not a fan of censorship or authoritarianism but I spent a lot of time in Singapore last year and despite these feelings I cannot help but sympathize a lot with a government that would like to protect its people from decadence and trashiness when I see what they´ve achieved and what they are trying to preserve when they see what it´s done to the west.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 1/15/2014 7:43:18 PM     (No. 9693640)

I understand your concerns, but censorship does exist in America. It just happens to be of morality instead of immorality and it isn´t called censorship.

A little first grader´s school assignment presentation was censored by her teacher in front of her classmates, in a California elementary classroom this past December.

Her presentation of her family´s Christmas tradition about the Bethlehem Star was stopped by the teacher as she was beginning her presentation by quoting a Bible verse.

We were much better off as a nation when censorship was of such "art" instead of innocent children quoting a Bible verse and mentioning the Star of Bethlehem in our classrooms.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: lazlototh, 1/15/2014 8:20:20 PM     (No. 9693684)

#2 you are absolutely right - there IS a form of censorship here. I´m not even religious and I am deeply offended when people try to stamp out any religious references other than those of the religions that threaten violence, and I´m REALLY offended when they stamp out or ridicule Christianity because it´s safe to do so. I don´t like censorship of "art" or of religion but I´m old enough to have to agree with you that the types of censorship that existed when I was younger were less harmful than the current sort.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Smart11344, 1/15/2014 8:30:55 PM     (No. 9693698)

Self censorship is not illegal. I have used the F bomb occasionally, but would never use it in many circumstances. Hollywood, rappers, and popular culture should start using self control and self censorship. All of this coarseness has not helped civility in our great country.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: stablemoney, 1/15/2014 8:36:41 PM     (No. 9693701)

Vulgarity is banned from my house. So this film will not be seen.

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