#Banned – A Short #BDSM music film by 30 Seconds to Mars

A controversial and banned short film for 30 Second’s To Mars’s spectacular song “Hurricane” off their album “This Is War”. Directed by “Bartholomew Cubbins” (Jared Leto), “Hurricane” tells an obscure and still not fully understood story as the three band members struggle with temptation, their sins, and other such dark aspects. The film was shown on MTV and immediately banned for it pornographic content, which included bondage and other such BDSM fantasies.

So, what do you think? How dark is too dark?

 

13 thoughts on “#Banned – A Short #BDSM music film by 30 Seconds to Mars

  1. It’s interesting. My level of respect for Jared Leto has been raised. I can understand not showing it to kids but there ought to be an outlet for something like this – perhaps only shown after 9:00pm.

    • I agree. I thought it was damn sexy in places… don’t see how Miley Cyrus can get away with being naked swinging around on a wrecking ball and this gets banned… clearly I know nothing πŸ˜‰

  2. Great share. First off, it has got to be pretty dark to be too dark.

    I thought the music and the flashbacks go really well with each other, especially with the little samples in Spanish and French. Also, I can relate to having a hot chick stick a knife in you! Hahaha, I mean some of us are crazy enough to marry that sharp chick. There are such great little details in the video, like how he holds the sledgehammer, the timpanis on the Brooklyn Bridge, the chick staring at the camera in the gas mask. Yum. Not sure about the subliminal argus apocraphex message, but overall the mix of forms kick ass.

    • It was a great little number, huh? I think MTV could have found a spot for it after the watershed. It wasn’t all THAT bad, right? πŸ™‚

  3. It’s complicated, even in trying to draft a response. So, I hope I manage to communicate this the way I want (after several rewrites) to get the right message across. As long as no-one is actually hurt (ex: snuff films or other non-consensual activities), what’s the bother? I’ve taught kids literature and writing in the past, and I, personally, don’t believe in censoring what they write, or the artworks they create. I believe that it’s better for them to use the “page” as an outlet for all their tweenie/teenage angst (unless it’s really specific, or bullying–things like that, and even in some of those cases, judgement call-wise, open a discussion about it), feeling it’s better for them to pick up a pen or a paintbrush rather than a loaded gun/weapon, as a method of dealing with their anger and rage and myriad of other emotions. I know that I have created some pretty dark stuff, but in real life, I get dizzy at the sight of blood, I go to great lengths to avoid killing anything–weeds, insects, jay-walking animals, etc. and I can’t bear the sight of someone in pain. What confuses me is that it’s “okay” to torture animals in the name of science, entertainment, and/or food (though, hopefully things are evolving more and more on that front) and routinely destroy the habitats of non-human lifeforms in the name of humankind, but we can ban things like this, even fictionalized/dramatized/in a carefully controlled/monitored environment, when it comes to humans (aka consenting adults).

  4. I loved it! With that said I can see why MTV banned it. Simply with nudity and the sex will get it banned in the USA on channels that are not paid subscriptions like HBO. Even if it is in a clinical setting. SO glad we have the internet! πŸ™‚ Excuse me while I watch it again!

  5. I Did Not Understand Much, but; Enjoyed the Flow from Scene to Scene! Pretty Kinky! The Caskets with the American Flags were Disturbing, bad Memories! MTV Not to Show This is Odd, Everything Considered! Thank You for Sharing!

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