Wolf of Wallstreet

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Artist: Martin Scorsese

Year: 2014

Date of Action: August 2021

Region: Asia

Location: Nepal, Malaysia

Subject: Explicit Sexuality, Religion, Sexual/Gender Orientation


Confronting Bodies: Nepal Censorship Board, Malaysia's Government Film Office

Description of Artwork: The film "Wolf of Wallstreet" has scenes that feature a gay orgy, public masturbation, and lead actor Leonardo Dicaprio blowing cocaine into a woman's derriere using a straw.

The Incident: "Wolf" has been completely banned in Malaysia and Nepal. Sources within Malaysia's government film office said that the distributor of the film realized upon screening it that it would face huge problems with the censorship board because of its profanity, nudity and sex. The film had also had been set for release in Nepal, but the censorship board there nixed those plans.

Results of Incident: While most of Asia and the Middle East merely cut scenes from the film, Nepal and Malaysia banned it all together. There are no known consequences.