Monday, May 14, 2012

Boycott Tannoura Maxi

Tannoura Maxi تَنّورَة ماكسي

"A priest dreaming of having sex with a young lady in a church?!
Sex scenes on bell sounds?!
Ladies trying to seduce the priest during a mass inside the church?!
During war, the Christian community was busy getting drunk and enjoying harlotry..."

I heard lots of complaints about Tannoura Maxi, but I thought they were exaggerating; it seems they are not.
The director Mr. Joe Bou Eid (Director of the movie) said that they showed the movie script to a couple of priests for approval before production.
But it is also true that they didn’t put every single detail in that script.
So, there is a big difference between a priest dreaming about being with a lady, and dreaming of wild sex with her inside the church!

In his defense, Mr. Bou Eid declared that the movie reflects the true story of his father, who was a deacon (شدياق) when he fell in love with his mother.
But, in the movie, the claimed deacon wears a priest outfit (Which should not happen), and they call him “Father” (أبونا).
For those who don’t know, deacons can get married, but once declared priests, the laws of the church don't accept their marriage anymore.
To break the boringness of his father’s love story, he decided to put all this disrespectful scenes all over the movie.

Something has to change; people should wake up, because this has gone beyond “Freedom”.
Should it always be about war and religion? Should we always abuse every little space of liberty?
If we really want to change the Lebanese cinema producers' mentality, we need to tell them that this is not the only type of movies that sells in Lebanon.
And to do that, we should boycott that movie, and that’s what I’m going to do.
Watch the trailer below carefully and let me know what you think.