LPF said the movie is a horror film and not porn.
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A local preacher, PU Syed, wants the upcoming local movie ‘Pulau’ to be censored or banned.
The film stars Ms Pui Yi, the first Southeast Asian woman to be featured on the American adult magazine Penthouse cover.
PU Syed said that many scenes in the movie show ladies dressing inappropriately.
He also lambasted the movie for containing racy scenes and called on Malaysians to boycott it altogether.
The trailer shows a scene in which one of the characters removes her shirt in the jungle and then makes love with her partner.
There was also a sexually explicit scene that showed Pui Yi on top of another man while saying, “Let me show you a magic trick”.
At the same time, local NGOs, such as the Malaysian Consultative Council of Islamic Organization (Mapim), have labelled the movie inappropriate and urged the authorities to act.
Sifatkan Filem Pulau Tidak Sesuai Untuk Penonton Di Malaysia, Mapim Minta LPF Semak Kelulusan Semula https://t.co/wW0yv8UyzO— BuzzKini (@BuzzKini) January 18, 2023
In its defence, the Film Censorship Board of Malaysia (LPF) said the movie is OK because it’s a horror film, not porn.
The film was conditionally approved & classified P13 by LPF on 15 Sept 2022.
Pulau Adalah Filem Seram Bukan Filem Porno, Kata LPF https://t.co/eHhx9lOmM8— BuzzKini (@BuzzKini) January 19, 2023
Besides Pui Yi, the movie features a line-up of famous local actors such as Alif Satar, Amelia Henderson, Namron, Ikmal Amry, Sabronzo, Mark O’Dea, Sanjna Suri and many more.
Alif Satar bangang ni boleh berlakon filem Pulau dengan Pui Yi ye. Time bulan puasa kemain menyanyi lagu nasyid. 😂— Bukit (@Kotakrelaks) January 16, 2023
Pui Yi is touted as Malaysia’s top female social media influencer.
With over 20 million Instagram followers, including rapper Snoop Dogg, her influence transcends cultural norms.
Superwoke: Subcribe OnlyFans Puiyi, menang contest Puiyi, ambik gambar dan selamba post dekat Facebook, tapi profile picture ada logo PAS dan bendera Palestine.— Amirul Idham 🇲🇾 (@amirul_idhamAB) December 4, 2022
Meanwhile, critics have also trained their sights on Communications and Digital Minister Fahmi Fadzil.
They said he could have done more in his capacity as a minister.
A little harsh, but true.— ᴊᴏᴇ ʟᴇᴇ (@iamjoelee) January 19, 2023
Questions should be asked :
1. Question LPF on PG13 classification if you really feel it’s i appropriate
2. Why was the trailer allowed to use scenes edited out (supposedly). Sama je kan tak censor?
3. We have film classification, why not stick to it? https://t.co/vrz7MOSjFn
In response, Fahmi also voiced his objection to the movie.
#BuletinBernama : Menteri Komunikasi dan Digital, Fahmi Fadzil tidak bersetuju dengan kandungan klip video trailer filem ‘Pulau’ yang mengundang kecaman, dan pihak terlibat diarah melakukan suntingan semula beberapa babak yang sensitif.https://t.co/ahoe228cyB— BERNAMA TV 🇲🇾 (@BernamaTV) January 19, 2023