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Jakarta Post

Miyabi film debuts without incident

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, May 8 2010   /  11:01 am

The screening of the controversial, locally made film Menculik Miyabi (Kidnapping Miyabi) grabbed public attention across the city on Friday with threats from a hard-line Muslim organization to raid film theaters playing it.Many viewers flocked to theaters out of curiosity, wanting to see the Japanese adult star Maria “Miyabi” Ozawa, who was denied entry to the country by the Culture and Tourism Ministry last year
due to the constant protests from the Islam Defenders Front (FPI).“I want to see Miyabi,” filmgoer Ocha told The Jakarta Post, adding that people should stop making a fuss about the film, as it passed the state censor body and was rated for teens.Ina, another viewer, concurred, saying that people should not judge Miyabi just because she starred in adult films.Ina also added that she was not afraid of watching it despite the threats by FPI members.Both Ina and Ocha s...