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No “Sex” in the city of Abu Dhabi

Hollywoodnews.com:
Sex is still taboo in the oil-rich city of Abu Dhabi and even though the upcoming sequel “Sex and the City 2” is set there – local officials aren’t that impressed by any flash of skin.

The first film did not play in the United Arab Emirates, despite the availability of Candace Bushnell’s book in Dubai bookstores. This makes perfect sense given the country’s tendency to remove kissing, nudity and expletives from films and TV programs.

Not to mention, UAE officials rejected production requests for “Sex and the City 2,” forcing the film to use Morocco as Abu Dhabi’s double. In the sequel’s plot, Carrie Bradshaw and her femme entourage swap their Jimmy Choos shoes in addition to playing out several other fish-out-of-water moments with the Arab culture.

According to the AP, which broke the story, Shooting Stars, the UAE distributor for Warner Bros., no final decision has been made about bringing “Sex” to Abu Dhabi though local cinema owners say releases can come through at the last minute.

The city has long marketed itself as an emerging spot for Hollywood, however, cultural and religious restrictions abound.

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