#6. The Philippines Banned Every Movie Starring Claire Danes
Brokedown Palace is a 1999 drama that most of you have never seen which tells the story of two women getting arrested and imprisoned in Thailand for drug smuggling. Because the film is critical of the Thai government, the movie’s producers decided to shoot the whole thing in the Philippines instead, correctly reasoning that nobody would be able to tell the difference. As they expected, Brokedown Palace was totally banned in Thailand when it was finally released in theaters. A bit more unexpected was the film’s stone-fisted expulsion from the Philippines, who banned the movie after star Claire Danes did her absolute best to talk as much shit about the Philippines as she possibly could while they were filming.
going to leave this brokedown palace, on my hand and knees, i will roll, roll, roll. make myself a bed in the waterside in my time, i will roll, roll roll. in a bed, in a bed, by the waterside i will lay my head. listen to the river sing sweet songs, to rock my soul.