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Saudi Arabia Lifts Ban on Movie Theaters With A Screening Of The Worst Film Ever Made

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman wants to be seen as a reformer. For example, he’s been cracking down on corruption in the Saudi government. It’s probably just a coincidence that anyone who opposes him politically is corrupt. And he’s giving Saudi women so many rights that they’ll be second-class citizens any day now.

The latest reform in Saudi Arabia is that the kingdom has lifted a ban on movie theaters, and they celebrated by showing one of the worst movies ever made, The Emoji Movie. Hopefully the screening went down without anyone jackin’ it.

Saudi Arabia will be editing movies to keep them in line with the kingdom’s conservative values when they screen there. Audiences can look forward to seeing all sorts of classic films, like a 5 minute cut of The Hangover and an Arabic dub of Frozen where Elsa and Anna learn to stop singing in public and start being subservient to their husbands.

I know what you’re thinking. “Why the hell did Saudi Arabia ban movie theaters in the first place, isn’t that insane?” Well, yes, yes it is.

Cinemas were banned in the early 1980s under pressure from Islamists as Saudi society turned towards a particularly conservative form of religion that discouraged public entertainment and public mixing between men and women.

Ahh, the old hole in the popcorn bucket trick got movie theaters banned. I can see that.

Just as a final note, like Sweden, Saudi Arabia will be applying the Bechdel Test to all films that are screened in the country. It’s just that Saudi Arabia will ban all the films that pass the test.

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“Like Sweden, Saudi Arabia will be applying the Bechdel Test to all
films that are screened in the country. It’s just that Saudi Arabia will
ban all the films that pass the test.” Which illustrates how Sweden and other western countries are just as bigoted and intolerant as Saudi Arabia, they are just bigoted and intolerant against different people. It’s not clear why that’s something to brag about.

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i guess sending them “Brokeback Mountain” didnt go over to well

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