Joe Manganiello

'Fifty Shades of Grey' -- banned in Malaysia, but will anybody here care?

"THE ONLY valid censorship of ideas is the right of people not to listen." -- Tommy Smothers

But if you live in Malaysia, you are forbidden to listen or watch! Not that Malaysians have much choice in the matter of watching or not watching the coming movie, "Fifty Shades of Grey."

The Malaysia's Film Censorship Board has deemed the film, based on E.L. James' bestselling novel, as "more like pornography than a movie." I suppose it would be splitting hairs to note that most pornography these days is in the form of movies. Anyway, the tale of a girl, a guy and a little bondage on the side, has been banned.

I don't know how heavily the studio...