Insulted by International Gorillay

Without The Hot Spot, I might never have learned of the pathbreaking work of genius known as International Gorillay (read Hot Spot’s complete plot summary here):
“This epic creation made headlines when the British censors refused to allow it a certificate thus officially banning the film outright along with the infamous video nasties. However a month later, following a letter by Salman Rushdie himself, the ban was lifted and Gorillay became perhaps the first film from Lollywood to be screened on mainstream British television.
The film is a fabulous concoction and shows the Islamic world tottering on the brink of an abyss. Rushdie is leading the assault on Islam with his Satanic Verses and is targeting Pakistan (the “fortress” of modern day Islam) because once mighty Pakistan is dealt with, the rest of the Islamic world will hardly stand a chance. Rushdie plans to drive the final nails into the coffin of Islam by opening a new chain of Casino’s and Disco’s spreading contemptable vice and debauchery. Mustafa Qureshi, hen pecked to death by his demented wife, decides to call it a day with his day job at the Police station and induct his unemployed brothers to create a Mujahid (God’s soldiers) trio whose sole aim is to seek out and destroy the despised Salman Rushdie before he manages to destroy all virtue and decency on the planet. The trio have a personal axe to grind as their beloved family cherub was recently slaughtered by Rushdie’s men while protesting Satanic Verses.”
Speaking to an audience in Colorado, Rushdie offered his reactions to this 1990 Lollywood creation:
“His character was cast in “a series of very unfortunate safari suits … there was the fashion insult to consider, and I was depicted as living in what looked like a palace in the Philippines.”
He wrote to the movie licensing board in Britain when it refused to allow the movie to be shown. He promised to not sue and ask that the movie be allowed.
However, he said it gained no audience, which he said was a testament to allowing it in the first place.
“Nobody went. Know why? Rotten movie,” he said.”
I dunno. It sounds pretty hot to me. Especially the bit where the mujahid don Batman suits as they seek the fell Salman.

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