‘The Wolf Of Wall Street’ Banned In Uganda

As Wolf of Wall Street is about to hit the movie theaters in Uganda, many countries are grappling with how to deal with the film’s controversial content.

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According to our snoops, the movie was about to be premiered in Uganda from the Oasis Mall based Cineplex Cinema.

Martin Scorsese’s latest venture has raised eyebrows in the country for its unabashed focus on greed, lashings of sex and nudity, and copious use of the F-word.

It has the immoral scenes like the movie’s gay orgy, Jonah Hill masturbating and Leonardo DiCaprio blowing cocaine up a woman’s bottom with a straw.

Uganda and other countries are now curtailing the film.

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film has been banned outright in Malaysia, Kenya and Nepal while India, the United Arab Emirates and Lebanon have censored some scenes deemed offensive.

In other countries, like Singapore, the movie has been given an ultra-restrictive rating and only opened in a handful of theaters.

“Some of the content in the film makes it difficult in certain territories where they have censorship and can even ban films,” said Christian Mercuri, president of international at Red Granite, the production and financing firm behind the movie.

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“It certainly concerns us that anyone is cutting our film, but every territory is different.”

5 thoughts on “‘The Wolf Of Wall Street’ Banned In Uganda

  1. Banning films or telling adults what they can watch (or even wear) is very third world and a symptom of past century authoritarianism. Film content is x-rated to give easily-offended audiences the choice to avoid themselves moral heart attacks — If x-rated content gravely offends you, don’t see it! Film-makers will even go to the trouble of producing 2 different versions — one with the x-rated scenes for the real adults who accommodate alternative perspectives, and another with the vanilla scenes for children and unsure adults who wear their moral sensibilities on their sleeves. Either way, Uganda’s loss since it’s a great film.

      1. Every century is defined by its controversies and do you know what Galileo, John Locke, Karl Marx, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Junior, Rosa Parks, Malcom X, Winston Churchill, Margaret Thatcher, Richard Nixon, Harry Truman, Bill Clinton, George Bush, Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Ghandi, Princess Diana, Julian Assange, Edward Snowden, Muammar Gaddafi, Yasser Arafat, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Osama Bin Laden, Idi Amin, Adolf Hitler, Al Capone, Pablo Escobar, Kim Kardshian, Kanye West, Tupac Shakur, Freddy Mercury, Mel Gibson, Muhammad Ali, John Lennon, Bob Marley, Madonna, Micheal Jackson, heck even Jesus Christ, … have in common? Controversy! A vanilla-issue film or book doesn’t change the world and in fact contributes absolutely nothing to the cultural history of that century.

        None of the films and books that have made an impression on me are of the polite or preachy kind — I never enjoy or remember watching/reading politically correct or culturally wavering films/books and I suspect the same goes for even the most average of intelligent people. If indeed the film has been banned in Uganda, many Ugandans won’t witness part of the cultural history of their generation and century — a sad reality akin to living behind an iron curtain (think North Korea, Iran, Saudi Arabia or some other horrible hell where perfectly sane adults are humiliated and their intelligence (and sense of moral judgement) is belittled by a government that dictates to them what to think like one would to a little child). So ultimately, Uganda’s loss.

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