I’m sorry, have I been transported back to the 80s? The BBFC are at it again and have banned another movie. This time it’s The Bunny Game and the trailer can be viewed here if you are curious. I must warn that even the trailer is a little explicit and contains mucho nudity, so tread carefully.
The basic premise, as described on IMDB is, ‘A prostitute looking for her next meal hitches a ride with a trucker that leaves her praying for her next breath.’
Starring Rodleen Getsic, Norwood Fisher and Gregg Gilmore, The Bunny Game looks like it has taken ‘torture porn’ to the next level and beyond.
This is director Adam Rehmeier’s first feature length movie and it’s already shrouded in controversy. I’m sure he couldn’t have wished for any more publicity.
The BBFC put out a statement saying: “The principal focus of The Bunny Game is the unremitting sexual and physical abuse of a helpless woman, as well as the sadistic and sexual pleasure the man derives from this.”
Rehmeier counteracted with: "Rodleen and I didn't make 'The Bunny Game' to glamorise prostitution. It is far from an erotic film. It is a modern cautionary tale grounded in reality."
What with Human Centipede 2 being initially banned and then released with cuts, there seems to be a bit of a hark back to the 80s going on and a new wave in video nasties.
The BBFC director, David Cooke added his comments too, “It is the Board’s carefully considered view that to issue a certificate to this work, even if confined to adults, would be inconsistent with the Board’s Guidelines, would risk potential harm within the terms of the Video Recordings Act, and would accordingly be unacceptable to the public.”
So, even with cuts, this may not get a release at all. The film really doesn’t look good in any way, but the banning of it will just make people want to get hold of it more to see what the deal is. People will still get their hands on it, whether it’s banned or not.