Debut of ‘Myanmar’s first HD porn film’ prompts police investigation

The digital cover for ‘Violet of Myanmar.’ Photo: Facebook / Art of Myanmar Production
The digital cover for ‘Violet of Myanmar.’ Photo: Facebook / Art of Myanmar Production

The Myanmar Police Force has launched an investigation into the distribution of what is supposedly Myanmar’s first HD porn film, presidential spokesperson Zaw Htay told The Voice, following the release of the film’s trailer yesterday.

The four-minute trailer for Violet of Myanmar was uploaded by the Facebook page for Art of Myanmar Production, which produced the film. The page also uploaded behind-the-scenes details about the film, such as the fact that they started shooting on December 22 of last year with a budget of MMK400,000.

“If we break even from the sales of this video, we will go ahead with plans to produce more videos which will feature BDSM, DP [double penetration], and threesome [sic],” the producers wrote on the page.

Interested patrons can pay for the full film, which is over two hours long. There are two versions that people can buy: an edited ‘violet version’ costs K5,000, while the full version costs K10,000. Payment is only accepted via bank transfer.

Like all good porn production companies, Art of Myanmar Productions promises that all your personal details are secure.

Although the faces of the actresses are blurred in the short trailer, the full version of the film includes a bonus 15-minute interview with the actress.

The producers are also warning fans of fake Facebook pages — of which there are already several, despite the film only having been available for a day — that are trying to scam customers.

Despite having the police on their tail, the company is doing (un)surprisingly well. Like, really well. The page posted an update yesterday evening, explaining: “We received over 2,000 messages today, which broke our Viber.”

Due to overwhelming demand, orders were temporarily closed for the rest of the day, but are being accepted again starting from 8am today.

It is unclear what crime the filmmakers are suspected of violating. While Myanmar has no law specifically prohibiting consensual pornography, the Electronic Transactions Law and the Telecommunications Law are frequently used to restrict expression in the country.

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