Censuring The Censors


Rod W coordinates and maintains these entries. He also maintains The Chopping List, a comprehensive guide to movies which have been censored in Australia.



Myra Breckinridge

    The film was censored by the studio prior to release. The affected sections are:

    The word "motherfuckers" was censored by having "mother" bleeped.

    Myron's masturbation scene originally concluded with an old clip of Oliver Hardy being sprayed with a champagne bottle. This footage was replaced with something less offensive, if you call associating sex with violence and death less offensive.

    A shot of Shirley Temple being sprayed with milk from a cow's udder was removed on Presidential orders (she was a US Ambassador at the time).

    All of these cuts bar the last are restored in the director's version included on the Region 1 DVD release of the film.  The Region 4 has the censored theatrical cut.