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