“Globo Pole Dancer Promises to Sin No More”

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The new Tupi TV ratings system. You can show content “not suitable for minors under 18” after 11 o’clock at night on open air networks. Imagine tuning in the first part of Deep Throat on CBS before Letterman comes on on NBC.

What was just milk-shooting-out-your nose laughable, we thought, was the scene between the rich, aging housewife and the young, studly pool man — who, sensing she is watching him from behind the tropical foliage, strips to his briefest of briefs and dives provocatively into the pool. And so on and so forth. I have seen cheap San Fernando Valley porn videos with more creative dramaturgy. –Zebu Cavaco, NMM(-TV)SNB(B)CNN(P)BS TV critic, on Duas Caras

On his blog, screenwriter Aguinaldo Silva said he would create suspense around the identity of the person who set off the explosion, who will also begin to stalk the dancers. After the explosion, the words “strangler of [bitches]” will appear on the door. Flávia Alessandra’s character will go on to teach pole dancing in genteel health clubs.

Yet, to the empty trapeze of your flesh,
O Magdalene, each comes back to die alone.
Then you, the burlesque of our lust—and faith,
Lug us back lifeward—bone by infant bone.
–Hart Crane, “The Bridge”

Explosão de boate não garante fim do processo contra “Duas Caras”: The Folha de S. Paulo reports.

In a bid to avoid losing the PG-equivalent rating for Globo’s current 8 o’clock soap opera — which would require it moving to 9 pm or even 10 pm — Globo writer ostentatiously blows up the whiskey bar where a principal character works as an exotic dancer.

The Creator, displeased with the behavior of his creatures, unleashes a pillar of fire and flattens Sodom and Gomorrah!

Globo had argued — absurdly, to the point of it being an insult to your intelligence — that it was merely depicting pole-dancing as a hot new exercise trend that is now invading the gyms of the world!

It was all part of its commitment to social realism.

The pole dance is part of the Zeitgeist, like 9/11, the Doha round, the iPhone, Xuxa’s cancelled reality-adventure comeback show, and Muqtada al-Sadr!

The character was not wearing rehearsals tights or sweats and working out to “Let’s Get Physical” with John Travolta in the scene in question, however.

The problem, in the words of those humorless bastards at the ratings board, was “frank nudity of the buttocks and veiled breast nudity,” among other things.

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A decisão da Globo de explodir a uisqueria de “Duas Caras”, onde a personagem de Flávia Alessandra faz a pole dance (dança do poste), não livrará automaticamente a novela do processo de reclassificação que corre no Ministério da Justiça.

Globo’s decision to blow up the whiskey bar where the character played by Flávia Alessandra dances the pole dance will not automatically free the soap opera of the reclassification procedure that is underway at the Ministry of Justice.

As cenas em que a atriz aparece quase sem roupa dançando em torno de uma barra vertical levaram o governo a ameaçar elevar a classificação de “Duas Caras” de 12 para 14 anos. Com isso, a novela teria de ser exibida das 21h em diante, o que não acontece em Estados com fusos horários diferentes do de Brasília. A partir de 9 de janeiro, as emissoras serão obrigadas por lei a respeitar as diferenças de fuso do país.

The scenes in which the actress appears nearly completely unclad, dancing around a vertical pole, led the government to threaten to raise the rating from [PG-comparable]12 to [PG-comparable]14. In that case, the soap would have to air after 9 pm, which currently is not the case in states in different time zones. Starting on January 9, broadcasters will be obliged by law to respect time-zone differences.

In other words, you can no longer show Deep Throat after 11 pm in São Paulo and simultaneously at, what is it? 8 pm? in Acre.

Na sexta-feira, foi gravada a cena em que a uisqueria é destruída por uma explosão. Em seu blog, o autor Aguinaldo Silva afirma que criará um suspense em torno de quem é o responsável pela explosão, que também irá perseguir as dançarinas. Após a explosão, surgirão na porta as palavras “sufocador da piranhas”. A personagem de Flávia Alessandra irá ensinar pole dance em academias de ginástica comportadas.

On Friday, a scene was filmed in which the whiskey bar is destroyed by an explosion. On his blog, screenwriter Aguinaldo Silva said he would create suspense around who set off the explosion, who will also begin to stalk the dancers. After the explosion, the words “strangler of [bitches]” will appear on the door. Flávia Alessandra’s character will go to teach pole dancing in genteel health clubs.

A shame. You cannot get good whiskey in Brazil.

Na semana passada, um representante da Globo falou sobre “Duas Caras” com o secretário nacional de Justiça, Romeu Tuma Jr. A ele está ligado o departamento de classificação de programação do ministério. Na sexta, a emissora enviou à pasta resposta ao processo de reclassificação. No texto, prometeu se adequar à classificação atual (12 anos), sem detalhar o que seria mudado.

Last week, a Globo representative spoke about the case with the National Justice Secretary, Romeu Tuma Jr., who oversees the ratings and classifications bureau. On Friday, the broadcaster sent a response in the reclassification procedure. In it, it promised to adhere to standards of the current classification, without detailing what would be changed.

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Reni, “The Penitent Magdalen”

Ontem, o MJ informou que a explosão da uisqueria não tem o poder de encerrar o processo. A decisão, a ser tomada pelos classificadores entre hoje e amanhã, deve se basear em cenas já exibidas e não em futuras (a explosão vai ao ar nesta quinta). Há, contudo, a chance de o processo ser arquivado graças a um acordo entre a Globo e o governo. Mas, para uma corrente do ministério, isso desmoralizaria a portaria de classificação.

Yesterday, the Minister said that blowing up the whiskey bar will not put an end to matter. The decision to be taken by the classification board today or tomorrow will be based on scenes already exhibited, not on future scenes (the explosion airs on Thursday.) There is a chance, however, that the proceeding could be shelved as the result of a settlement. But to some in the ministry, that would undermine the authority of the classification regulation.

Pelas novas regras, a emissora classifica o programa (foi a Globo que estipulou 12 anos para “Duas Caras”), e o MJ pode reclassificar se observar algo inadequado. O caso “dança do poste” é visto como um exemplo prático para a população de como as novas regras podem (ou não) ser eficientes.

By the new rules, the broadcaster assigns the classification (it was Globo that stipulated PG-12 for the program), and the MJ can reclassify it if it finds noncompliance. The “pole dance” case is viewed as a practical example for the population of how the new rules work (or don’t.)

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