“Sex And The City 2” Prohibited From Filming In Dubai
Producers of Sex And The City 2 are searching for a new location to shoot scenes for the eagerly-awaited sequel after they were denied permission to film in the ultra-conservative United Arab Emirates.
The big screen adaptation of the Emmy-winning HBO comedy is set in New York, but producers wanted to include scenes set in the glitzy Middle Eastern city of Dubai.
After reviewing the script, government officials have refused to allow them permission to shoot in Dubai, according to local newspaper The National. Reports suggest authorities in the country were put off by having the word “sex” in the title.
The first edition of Sex And The City was banned from theaters in Dubai when it opened in the spring of 2008. Explicit sex scenes are always cut from movies shown in Dubai cinemas. DVDs are also censored, as is access to online sex sites.