Jennifer Lopez stripper film Hustlers banned in Malaysia

Lawrence Kim
September 21, 2019

"Hustlers" also stars Constance Wu, Lili Reinhart, Keke Palmer, Julia Stiles, Cardi B and Lizzo in the story of a group of strippers in NY just ahead of the 2008 economic crisis who team up and scam Wall Street clientele at their strip club by drugging them and maxing out their credit cards.

The star-studded movie - billed as a female "Wolf of Wall Street" - is about how NY strippers turned the tables on wealthy businessmen during the financial crisis.

Lizzo and Cardi B is not sanctioned to release in Malaysia by Film Censorship Board of Malaysia (Lembaga Penapis Filem).

"Hustlers" isn't the first film to be censored in Malaysia in 2019.

The movie's distributor there has apologised in a social media post: "We certainly appreciate all the love and support from our fans and movie lovers for this title; yet it's our loss that we are unable to carry on".

'We deeply apologise for the inconveniences caused to our beloved followers, fans of the movie, media and partners'.

Since it's release the film has garnered much acclaim from critics and audiences.

While there has been no official statement as to why the screening was banned, a source told Malay Mail that the film was probably banned because there were "too many cuts" and scenes of "nudity".

Other films that were banned from Malaysian cinemas include The Shawshank Redemption and children's movie Barney's Great Adventure.

In August, the board got here beneath hearth for enhancing homosexual intercourse scenes from Elton John's musical biopic Rocketman, on the premise that they 'do not allow any scenes that promote LGBTQ in films that are for public viewing'.

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