Facebook doesn’t like Danish cinema
Facebook doesn’t like nudity from Danish directors.
It seems that Facebook doesn’t like Danish directors, or at least the provocative ones. It was last month when the second appetizer of Lars von Trier’s upcoming film Nymphomaniac was released. The video which was simply called Chapter 2: Jerôme was cut off by film’s official Facebook page with no further notice. Also the picture that showed the protagonist Shia LaBeouf and Stacy Martin both nude was characterized as indecent and hence it was censored by the social media.
Now another Danish director gets the infamous social censorship. Christoffer Boe was on the cover of the latest issue of the Danish cinema magazine Ekko that was published this week. In order to promote his newest film, Spies & Glistrup, Boe was photographed with three of the naked women who play Simon Spies‘ “morning bun ladies” in the film. The picture was once more considered as porn, so Facebook just deleted it from the Ekko magazine’s official page. This is another sample that terms such as cultural and artistic liberation seem a bit obscure to this too political correct social media. There is no doubt that its algorithms, conceive everything that could be slightly obscene as pornographic and therefore banned.
Boe’s new film, Spies & Glistrup, which opens tomorrow in Denmark, portrays two of the most controversial personalities in Danish recent history. Simon Spies (Pilou Asbæk) was a famed tycoon during the late 60s, founder of the charter airline Spies Travel and also notoriously famous for his flamboyant lifestyle. Mogens Glistrup (Nicolas Bro) was a lawyer that became famous in Denmark when he founded the nationalistic libertarian political party Progress Party that gained popularity during the 70s. The film explores their friendship and tries to narrate their stories without trying to be historical accurate.