Monday, September 28, 2009

Maria Ozawa in "Kidnapping Miyabi"

Maria Ozawa: "Feature me if you can, Indonesia!"

I'm impressed at the creativity of Indonesian filmmakers whose idea is to feature Maria Ozawa--popularly known as Miyabi--as herself in the incoming Indonesian movie, "Menculik Miyabi" (or "Kidnapping Miyabi").

It's supposed to be a comedy, mind you. Not the usual rated 'stuff' which Maria Ozawa is (in)famous of. Still, her presence has ignited a spark of righteous anger among the Indonesian Muslim Council (MUI). What a great publicity!!

Gentlemen, brace yourself for an upcoming Indonesian film that might tempt you more than any other: It will feature famous Japanese porn star Maria Ozawa, better known as Miyabi.

Scheduled for release at the end of this year, Menculik Miyabi (Kidnapping Miyabi) is a movie that will probably attract a lot of hype this year.

Written by witty blogger Raditya Dika, the comedy tells the story of a man so obsessed with Miyabi that he plans to kidnap her.

Production house Maxima Pictures are still pulling the necessary strings to cast the 23-year-old Japanese star, movie producer Odi Mulya Hidayat said, as quoted by newsportal detikhot.com on Thursday.

"It's not easy to invite her here and we have to pay her a lot to star in the movie," Odi added.

But excited male audiences should calm down and rein in their imaginations: Miyabi won't be doing any scenes of the type she is famous for.

It will purely be a comedy, just with an occasional shot of Miyabi's face here and there.

As a woman of distinctive beauty created from the mix of genes from her Japanese mother and French-Canadian father, Miyabi has risen into global stardom since she started appearing in porn movies in 2005.

From Jakarta Post, "Miyabi to feature in Indonesian movie".

Filmmakers in Muslim-majority Indonesia on Monday defied condemnation by clerics, saying they would stick to their plans to fly out a top Japanese porn star to act in a local comedy.

Muslim leaders have blasted plans to bring out 23-year-old erotic film megastar Maria Ozawa, popularly known as Miyabi, to play herself in the upcoming film 'Menculik Miyabi' (Kidnapping Miyabi).

But Maxima Productions General Manager Adi Sudiadi said the company would stick to its plans to include Ozawa in the film, which tells the story of a group of university students who accidentally kidnap the starlet.

'We guarantee that Miyabi won't be playing in a porn film here, we'll bring her here not as a porn star but purely for a comedy movie,' Mr Adi said.

'Miyabi is well-known by Indonesian people... we're expecting that Miyabi will attract a lot of spectators here. We're also trying to fix Miyabi's image by showing she can play more than just a porn star,' he said, adding that no final agreement had been reached with Ozawa to act in the film.

Indonesian Council of Ulema (MUI) Chairman Amidhan slammed the choice of Ozawa - who has gained notoriety in Japan's burgeoning porn industry thanks to her striking Canadian-Japanese looks - as a threat to the moral health of the country's youth.

'Even if the film isn't porno, it's very dangerous for our young people, particularly if they become fans of this porn actress and become curious enough to watch her films,' he said.

'We have to be firm and not let rubbish into our country. This is about Indonesia's reputation as the world's most populous Muslim country,' he said.

Nearly 90 per cent of Indonesia's 234 million people are Muslim. Most practise a moderate form of the religion.

Indonesia's parliament earlier this month passed a controversial film law that imposes tighter controls on content, including violence and sex.

From Straits Times, "Filmmakers defy clerics".

MUI Medan denounce the Japanese adult-movie star, Miyabi’s movie directing in Indonesia, as her popularity as vulgar actresses would harm Indonesian youth’s morality, despite the house production told it is planned to generate a comedy-genre movie.

“Similar to central council, Medan MUI also reject her present in Indonesia, particularly in Medan, North Sumatra,” General Chairman of Medan MUI, Mohd Hatta said here, as quoted by Waspada Online Monday (Sept. 28).

According to Hatta, if the actress also known as Maria Ozawa permitted to accomplish the movie directing in Indonesia, she would be scheduled to visit Medan later. “As we know that Medan is third biggest city that is famous as new film launching as part of marketing attempt, so there should no doubt Ozawa plan to promote it in Medan.”

In order to boycott the film production, government should charge Pornography Bill to censor vulgar scene toward the comedy movie titled “Menculik Miyabi” To Kidnap Miyabi. “Whether the movie genre is comedy or not, however her profession as adult movie actresses unavoidable to show adult-movie image.”

“The President should perform firm behavior to issue entrance ban toward Ozawa,” Hatta suggested. “If Malaysia government issued entrance ban toward Miyabi, why we (Indonesia) don’t.”

From Waspada Online, "MUI Medan boycott Miyabi’s movie in Indonesia".

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