Trio Uncensored month ???

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Larry Price, Jun 7, 2002.

  1. Larry Price

    Larry Price Stunt Coordinator

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    After trying to watch "Last Tango in Paris" on Trio's heavily advertised uncensored month I felt compelled to write this to Trio feedback this morning:

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    Trio TV -

    I settled back last night to watch the uncensored
    "Last Tango in Paris" from your heavily advertised
    June Uncensored Month on Time Warner Digital cable, for
    which I pay a high monthly fee.

    I was very dismayed when "truth in advertising" was not
    met. Every four letter word uttered out of Marlon
    Brando's mouth was bleeped out, and scenes where the
    female lead was walking around a room topless was
    covered up by red balls that matched the Trio banner at
    the bottom of the screen. The Trio banner even said it
    was uncensored.

    Please tell me your definition of uncensored. It
    certainly does not match mine.

    Thank you.
    Larry Price
    an unhappy cable subscriber.
     
  2. Mike Meisch

    Mike Meisch Auditioning

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    I noticed the same thing with their supposedly "uncensored" History of Pornography.
     
  3. Grant B

    Grant B Producer

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    I thought the Huge red ball was hilarious
    All they needed was a "Follow marlon's huge red ball" on the screen
     
  4. Larry Price

    Larry Price Stunt Coordinator

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    So far no response from Trio.

    I watched a bit of History of Pornography (I think part 2).
    In certain scenes they blurred some parts. In others they were clear as day.
     
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    I thought it especially interesting that, in some of the classical paintings they showed, they blocked out the breasts of the female figures, but not the pubic region.[​IMG]
     
  6. Mike Meisch

    Mike Meisch Auditioning

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    What is also interesting to me is that in Last Tango, during the famous "butter" scene, they blurred out Brando's fully-clothed buttocks. What exactly did they not want us to see?
     
  7. Dan B

    Dan B Screenwriter

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    This article explains that they decided to back out of it at the last minute. I actually like a lot of the music programming that Trio has been airing lately, but this shows a lack of integrity on Trio's part and it might just backfire on them.
    -Dan B.
     

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