Malaysia Bans “Bruno” Over Gay Themes

“There are a lot of sex scenes,” she said. “It’s contrary to our culture.”

Malaysia has banned U.S. box office hit "Bruno" by Sacha Baron Cohen because it highlights gay life and has gay sex scenes, an official said Tuesday.

"Bruno" — following Baron Cohen’s hit "Borat" — is centered around the adventures of a flamboyant gay fashion journalist from Austria.
 
An official from Malaysia’s Film Censorship Board said the movie was considered unacceptable because of its story line, offensive language, jokes and racy nature. She declined to be named, citing protocol.
 
"It’s banned because the story is based on gay life … There are a lot of sex scenes," she said. "It’s contrary to our culture."