Censorship boards do not like sex and yet nothing gets them more excited. Even today, in the age of the Internet and the easy availability of online porn, arthouse and mainstream movies can be banned for being too provocative. As well as receiving lengthy or temporary bans, directors and distributors have been sent to court and even prison for making works of art and entertainment. Different censorship boards have different concerns all around the world, but concerns about sex and sexuality unite them all. The director even included a cameo of himself jerking off. The film was shown on Italian television in with all homoerotic scenes and references removed. People complained that the plot was nonsensical.
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Films exploring taboo subjects have existed for nearly as long as the genre of film has existed. The former is remarkable for also containing the first strip tease to be put to film, a feature that was highly risque at the time. It was also fabulously popular. So it is unsurprising that other filmmakers would want to follow in its wake and push the boundary of what is culturally acceptable.