Vietnamese Censors Plan to Cut Sex Scenes to Just Five Seconds

best_phone_sex_niteflirt_cocks_on_filmFilm censors in Vietnam are planning to limit all sex scenes in films to just five seconds, regardless of how explicit or racy they are. The censors are also planning on only allowing no more than three “hot scenes” per film—whatever that means. The censorship is infuriating filmmakers who complain that their freedom of expression is being seriously threatened.

Producer Nguyen Van Nhiem said “sex is a natural activity and there is no need to ask artists to keep artful sex scenes short,” while award-winning director Nguyen Thanh Van argues that a scene “should be judged for its production and artistic value, not how technically long it is… Some shots are under a second but they are unbearable anyway.” While they make good points, this isn’t the first time Vietnamese censors have been excessively prudish with sex scenes: Fifty Shades of Grey lost 20 minutes of running time before it could be released, with all the famous BDSM scenes removed and only innocuous kissing scenes left in. Others are complaining that the censors are sexist, since they only define “hot scenes” as having a “totally nude actress.” If the censors continue this way, all audiences will be left saying is “Boo!”

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Here’s more about the Vietnamese censors’ plan.

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