On the Eleventh Day of Censorship, the Censors Gave to Me…120 Days of Sodom

…Egyptian Breasts Milking
Nude Ladies Dancing
Lords Banned for Witchcraft
Bush Monkeys Swimming
Nude Adults laying
A golden chastity key
Aristophanes‘ The Birds
Catholic French outrage,
a Clear Channel Dove
and no art in Newark library

We selected this censored film for Day 11 of the Twelve Days, as the Museum of Modern Art in New York is currently honoring its maker with a film fest: Pier Paolo Pasolini. His film, Salo, or 120 Days of Sodom has been the subject of censorship since it first came out and is still banned in Australia, even for private consumption in one’s own home.

The film is set in Italy during World War II and follows the story of four men who kidnap 16 adolescents and subject them to torture and humiliation. It features scenes depicting explicit sadistic sexual violence, pedophilia and feces-eating. The film has been described as a metaphor for fascism.

See the film for yourself on December 27 or January 2.

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