's stripper hit Hustlers
won't be seen in Malaysia. The movie was expected to open this past Thursday, but the country's censorship board said the movie was "not suitable for public viewing" and has banned it. This is a common practice in Malaysia, which also banned 2015's 50 Shades of Gray, 2019's Rocketman
, and even 2017's Beauty and the Beast
live-action remake. Hustlers
has been a hit in North America and this will certainly be a small blow to its international box office earnings.
The Malaysian censorship board did not like the fact that Hustlers
features nude breasts, erotic dancing, and drug use. The movie, which also stars Constance Wu
, Lili Reinhart
, Keke Palmer
, Julia Stiles
, Cardi B
, and Lizzo
is based on real-life events. With that being said, it will not be shown in Malaysian theaters. Distributor Square Box Pictures had this to say about the ban.