There are many Hollywood movies which have been banned in many countries due to its sexually explicit content. This year, Fifty Shades of Grey, the much anticipated adaptation from E.L. James' so called 'mommy porn' was a blockbuster.
However, Fifty Shades of Grey movie was banned in many countries
including India for its explicit content, sexual behaviour and
S&M relationship. Not just Fifty Shades of Grey, there are many
other straight, gay or fetish movies in the past which has been
banned in many countries.
Censor board has prevented many bold movies from release where
there is a major discomfort with characters showing the power of
sexuality and sexual acts.
Even after the availability of Internet and online adult sites,
there are many mainstream movies which are banned as they are found
Check out the movies which have been banned in many countries
due to the explicit sexual content.
Fifty Shades of Grey
The kinky blockbuster based on BDSM theme got an R rating in the
US, 18 Certificate by BBFC (British Board of Film Classification)
and 12 rating in France.
It was banned in many countries like UAE, Kenya, Malaysia and India to name a few.
Laying stress on gay agenda, Ang Lee's movie shows a sensitive
love story of two happily married cowboys who have an affair for
about 2 decades. The film was shown on Italian TV in 2008 with all
homoerotic scenes and references cropped. The 2005 movie was
controversial and banned in the Middle East and China.
The 1999 French art house drama film is believed to have formed
an era of French cinema which became known as "French Extreme." Romance was initially refused classification in Australia, before
it was awarded an R18+ on appeal. It is still banned in
The 2002 French mystery thriller film is violent, brutal and
shows cruel and horribly explicit behaviour which might not be good
for the light hearts. The distributors also suffered legal battles
after it was screened in Australia and New Zealand. Irréversible
has also been associated with the New French Extremity
The 2002 drama-erotic film is banned in Australia till this day
due to its graphic sexual content and portrayals of underage sexual
activity. The film has not been released in the United States since
its initial showing at the Telluride Film Festival in 2002 due to
rights over music.
The Last Temptation of Christ
The controversial 1988 American-Canadian epic drama film was
banned in some countries including Greece, Turkey, Mexico, Chile,
Argentina, Philippines and Singapore. Christians did not like the
movie as it showed Jesus having sexual congress with a woman and,
in a dream sequence, getting married.
Eyes Wide Shut
The Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman starrer erotic thriller film is
loosely based upon Arthur Schnitzler's 1926 novella Traumnovelle
(Dream Story). The R-rated erotica was screened with some scenes
chopped which was later released in uncut rated DVD versions. It is
also the first American home video release to feature the uncut
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