Trailer Of M’sia Made Scary Movie ‘Pulau’ Starring Ms. Puiyi Gets 1 Million Views On YouTube Within 9 Days

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The two-minute, 35-second trailer for the upcoming Malaysian-made horror/supernatural movie, “Pulau,” has reached 1 million views on YouTube in nine days — an achievement, but it’s not surprising.

This was after the trailer drew widespread attention and disdain, as there were allegations that it contained too many sexy scenes, which were unnecessary and too much for the home audience.

The film is about a group of young people who visit an island as a challenge to spend the night there, despite the warning that deserted islands “have their own mystery” and should be left alone.

The trailer featured several young and nubile cast members, engaging in playful activities and showing off their physiques.

Too sexy

The allegations against the film focused on whether it was necessary to show so much skin and with several suggestive shots.

The trailer featured actresses in swimwear, with quick bits of kissing, undressing and cuddling.

Yes, mystery.

You think.

No mosquitoes in this forest.

Filmmakers knew what they were doing.

But the filmmakers clearly knew what they were doing.

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One of the actresses is 24-year-old Penthouse and former OnlyFans model-turned-DJ Seow Pui Yi, aka Ms. Puiyi.

Objections to the content

Malaysians who have rioted over the lovemaking, excess skin on set and questionable storyline have called the film out.

Malaysian Minister of Communications and Digital Fahmi Fadzil even responded to the uproar.

He tweeted that in his opinion the movie trailer was “not fit to be shown”, but he would let the Film Censorship Board of Malaysia (LPF) decide.

A tweet addressed to Fahmi called on him to “be responsible”.

The tweet added, “How can this immoral movie get released in Malaysia?”

Those who watched the trailer got away with bits and pieces of the story, with some noting that a porn star appears in the story.

Another tweet said, “This is too much. This movie is not audience friendly, not culture friendly and shouldn’t even exist. They could have made a great movie without soft porn or porn elements.”

“The moment you decided to use these elements to make a movie interesting, you’re in a weak spot as producers.”

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Another comment on Twitter read: “Crazy. Malaysia is moving towards normalizing semi-naked bodies. Is this soft porn? Ya Allah I’m scared to watch this.”

Another tweet even went so far as to say that the film would lead to unwanted pregnancies: “Allahu Akhbar! I hope the government takes action against the film industry. I wouldn’t be surprised if all of a sudden more out of wedlock baby dumping is considered normal in Malaysia. “

On YouTube, a commentator quoted Saladin, a ruler of the 12th century, “If you want to destroy a land without war, make adultery or nakedness commonplace among the young generation.”

Mohd Azmi Abdul Hamid, chairman of the Malaysia Consultative Council of Islamic Organization (MAPIM), has also urged the National Film Censorship Board (LPF) to review the approval of the film.

He said that the film’s trailer contained too many obscene scenes, Berita Harian reported.

“The movie trailer clearly shows a lot of indecency and is therefore not suitable for the public,” he said in a statement on Jan. 17.

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He also questioned how the film had been approved for screening in the first place.

A cautionary tale

As with all things where people can see both sides of the debate, there are those who have called on the squeamish and informed the conservative factions to pipe.

The movie, they insist, is a cautionary tale: if you do immoral things, you’ll die — especially if you’re young, attractive, and stupid.

This is the moral of many scary movies they offered.

Those who advocated for more open-mindedness also said that Malaysia can only make progress in the artistic field by taking such creative risks in 2023.

They also argued that Malaysians are used to consuming Hollywood and Netflix productions that are much more liberal with their stories and imagery.

via Pulau Twitter

“Pulau” also stars Amelia Henderson, Alif Satar, Ikmal Amry, Joey Leong and Sanjna Suri.

It is set to be released on March 9 in Malaysia.

All media via Pulau

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