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Monday, November 29, 2010


30 Seconds to Mars has a new video, Hurricane.

Before the video can air on a station like MTV, the censors have listed all kinds of problems with the content of the video song.

Leto is taking a page out of Madonna's book, this kind of controversy makes the consumer audience want to see it even more and builds a buzz.

Here's some correspondence sent to Team Leto about the video and what would need to be edited:

Hi ——,

Here is the feedback from our compliance team,

Please note the final comments can only be given after our compliance team has viewed the digibeta, there were areas which they were unable to view towards the end of the video.

Overall the bondage theme will warrant a POST 10 PM restriction as the film is in its current form.

There is one shot that will have to be removed completely for a POST 10PM restriction -


This shot makes the video completely restricted.

There are other bondage shots towards the end of the film that compliance were unclear about, they would have to view frame by frame on tape to gauge whether they would need to be cut too for POST 10PM.

The violence in the film is not graphic and would warrant a POST 7pm restriction. But the overall sexual content does push the restriction up.

Here’s what was logged so far:

30 Seconds To Mars – Hurricane (rough cut) OFFLINE

00:27 – in French “It’s not reality, it’s a dream”
02:33 – threatening man in gimp mask with sledge hammer 02:50 – singer jumps out of hotel window – fantastical – not imitable
03:00 – flash frame of erotic scene?
04:10 – singer puts leather eye mask on girl and pulls head back in an erotic gesture – POST 9PM
04:15 – fight between gimp man and bystander – kick to leg / punch to head -not graphic -POST 7PM
04:25 – girl in leather bunny outfit on knees briefly kisses a man
04:40 - man pulls a key on a ribbon chain from his mouth
04:54 – motorcyclist spins bike and skids across the ground
05:01 – bondage ball gag is put over girl’s mouth – POST 10PM
05:18 – cyclist stabs man with stanley knife – POST 7PM
05:46 – priest, rabbi and monk (?) burn books
06:15 – large breasted lady in a bra and gas mask
06:16 – shot of domestic knife – POST 7pm
06:20 – couple in bondage gear and handcuffs – POST 10PM
06:23 – girl with gag being partially suffocated by singer POST 10PM
06:30 – bondage couple 06:40 – gimp man hits singer with sledge hammer not graphic POST 7PM
07:00 – French v/o about abandonning yourself and sacrificing yourself to pleasure – no explicit language – ok
07:14 – bondage girls with nipple tassles -POST 9PM
08:06 – man chained to bench with masked men circling in a menacing manner
08:17 – skuffle man hits masked men
08:21 – man punches man in rabbit’s head
08:40 – singer trapped in coffin
09:00 – French v/o about love and masks – no explicit language - ok
09:15 – dripping hot wax over body – POST 10PM
09:17 – woman’s finger running over other woman’s bottom in g-string and touching anus – COMPLETELY RESTRICTED
09:50 – lady with feathers and nipple tassles – POST 9PM
10:15 – couple in bed performing erotic acts – POST 9PM
10:41 – man runs hands over lady’s breasts – POST 9PM
10:43- man kisses lady’s stomach – POST 9PM
10:53 – man grabs and squeezes lady’s breasts – POST 10PM
10:54 – girl with nipple tassles – POST 9PM
10:55 – gimp man with woman in gas mask and bondage harness – POST 10PM
10:59 – bondage scene – POST 10PM
11:02 – forecful erotic pull of girl’s head – POST 10PM
11:06 – bondage couple – POST 10 PM
11:50 – singer and gimp man fight – punches, kicks and slaps – not graphic violence – POST 7PM

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