Film Censorship

Dakota Johnson Sex Scenes Too Hot; '50 Shades of Grey' Banned Overseas 2

Dakota Johnson Sex Scenes Too Hot; ’50 Shades of Grey’ Banned Overseas

Dakota Johnson’s erotic sex scenes with Jamie Dornan in “50 Shades of Grey,” are too steamy for movie goers in India, the nation’s government censors said today (Mar. 4) Bans are likely in other conservative countries, following the move. India, with 1.25 billion people is huge market for films; the nation even has its own thriving industry known as Bollywood. In all, it’s the sixth largest film market in the world, based on gross box office receipts....
Sony 'Interview' Ban Put U.S. on Par With Third World Dictatorships 4

Sony ‘Interview’ Ban Put U.S. on Par With Third World Dictatorships

Sony Pictures brief decision to ban the showing of its own film, “The Interview,” put the United States on par with Third World dictatorships that routinely ban Hollywood films for political reasons. Fortunately it reversed its decision. More than 50 countries, including the U.S. and including liberal democracies like Great Britain, have banned Hollywood films over the past 70 years for both political and moral reasons, according to several film sources. This week, Egypt banned “Exodus: Gods & Kings,” because the government claimed it falsely portrayed Jews building the Pyramids....