Thursday, January 27, 2011

Banned in Pakistan

Slackistan, a flick that sorta sounds like an Islamabad Gossip Girl, has been banned by Pakistan's censors. They won't allow the film to be shown
until specific cuts are made in the film, which include cutting all the dialogues and references made to the Taliban, Osama Bin Laden, any mentions of Islamic beards and attire, swearing and the term “lesbian”. It is said that if the above mentioned bits are chopped, the film will get permission to be screened with an adults only 18+ rating.
Of course, once all that stuff gets excised, the movie runs a scant 15 minutes. (Just kidding. I don't know how long it runs with all the juicy bits removed.)

Update: Here's the official Slackistan website. (Wouldn't it be cool if from now on we called slackers "slackistanis?")

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