Cinema has often regaled us with things we definitely, really, undeniably didn’t need to see. Whether it’s the Human Centipede or the Star Wars prequels, there’s a stockpile of inflammatory movies you shouldn’t have to suffer through. And if it was up to the film board, there’s plenty more that you’d never get the option to.
Banning movies based on their content regarding sex, violence, and mature themes has been commonplace since the inception of cinema, but that doesn’t always mean it’s right. For every Texas Vibrator Massacre and Homo Eroticus saved from public release, there’s a hidden, controversial gem that pushes the medium to its limits – provoking thought and artistic expression rather than a gag reflex.