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Jennifer Lopez movie Hustlers is banned in Malaysia

Jennifer Lopez movie Hustlers is banned in Malaysia after censors say the ‘obscene’ film about strippers needs so much content removed there would be nothing left

  • Malaysia has banned hit Jennifer Lopez movie Hustlers, authorities said Friday
  • They say film packed with ‘obscene content’, unsuitable for Malaysian audience
  • Star-studded movie details story of New York strippers during financial crisis  

Malaysia has banned the hit Jennifer Lopez movie Hustlers, authorities said Friday.

Censors criticised the film about strippers for its ‘obscene content’ not suitable for cinema-goers in the conservative country.

The star-studded movie – billed as a female ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ – is about how New York strippers turned the tables on wealthy businessmen during the financial crisis.

The real-life tale depicts how a group of women resorted to increasingly criminal tactics, such as spiking men’s drinks before emptying their bank accounts, as the stock market crash hit strip club receipts.

 

The star-studded movie – billed as a female ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ – is about how New York strippers turned the tables on wealthy businessmen during the financial crisis

Shake it off: He explained that the costume design team had to tailor the look to her body perfectly to ensure that it wouldn't move around while she was dancing

 Shake it off: He explained that the costume design team had to tailor the look to her body perfectly to ensure that it wouldn’t move around while she was dancing 

The real-life tale depicts how a group of women resorted to increasingly criminal tactics, such as spiking men's drinks before emptying their bank accounts, as the stock market crash hit strip club receipts

The real-life tale depicts how a group of women resorted to increasingly criminal tactics, such as spiking men’s drinks before emptying their bank accounts, as the stock market crash hit strip club receipts

But Malaysia’s Film Censorship Board banned the movie from cinemas, saying it would have to make so many cuts to racy scenes there would be barely anything left to screen.

‘This film contains too many scenes with too much excessive obscene content, and is not suitable for public screening,’ the board’s chairman Mohamad Zamberi Abdul Aziz told AFP.

‘We can see women’s breasts and mens’ private parts. There are also erotic dances which are too much, and scenes (with drugs).’

But Malaysia's Film Censorship Board banned the movie from cinemas, saying it would have to make so many cuts to racy scenes there would be barely anything left to screen

But Malaysia’s Film Censorship Board banned the movie from cinemas, saying it would have to make so many cuts to racy scenes there would be barely anything left to screen

'This film contains too many scenes with too much excessive obscene content, and is not suitable for public screening,' the board's chairman Mohamad Zamberi Abdul Aziz told AFP

‘This film contains too many scenes with too much excessive obscene content, and is not suitable for public screening,’ the board’s chairman Mohamad Zamberi Abdul Aziz told AFP

'We can see women's breasts and mens' private parts. There are also erotic dances which are too much, and scenes (with drugs)'

‘We can see women’s breasts and mens’ private parts. There are also erotic dances which are too much, and scenes (with drugs)’

Square Box Pictures, the film’s distributor in Malaysia, confirmed the ban in an Instagram post: ‘We deeply apologise for the inconveniences caused to our beloved followers, fans of the movie, medias and partners.’

The film had reportedly been due for release at cinemas Thursday.

It is common for censors in the Muslim-majority country to ban films entirely or cut scenes related to subjects they deem sensitive.

Other films that were banned from Malaysian cinemas include ‘The Shawshank Redemption’ and children’s movie ‘Barney’s Great Adventure’.

Earlier this year censors cut gay sex scenes from ‘Rocketman’, the movie musical based on the life of British singer Elton John, sparking anger from art critics.

The film had reportedly been due for release at cinemas Thursday

The film had reportedly been due for release at cinemas Thursday

Square Box Pictures, the film's distributor in Malaysia, confirmed the ban in an Instagram post: 'We deeply apologise for the inconveniences caused to our beloved followers, fans of the movie, medias and partners'

Square Box Pictures, the film’s distributor in Malaysia, confirmed the ban in an Instagram post: ‘We deeply apologise for the inconveniences caused to our beloved followers, fans of the movie, medias and partners’

 

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