It was a movie where "In Italy the film caused a deep scandal for its sodomy scene" and which wikipedia describes "The film's scandal centered mostly on an anal sex scene featuring the use of butter as a lubricant."
So what has all of this has got to do with Anwar Ibrahim?
Remember Brother Anwar Bin Ibrahim's letters to Carl Gershman President of the National Endowment for Democracy, NED?
From a page apparently deleted from the NED website, is a link to a transcript* of remarks by Anwar Ibrahim titled “The Future of Muslim Democracy” in a lecture series for the New York Democracy Forum, 1 December 2005.
As usual the Brother greets his host, NED president Mr Gershman -
"Thank you, Carl. It’s always my pleasure and I’m very fortunate to have Carl as a friend and the NED as an institution that promotes the idea of democracy throughout the world."Then the Brother continues with his usual scholarly aggrandisement.
After all the name dropping intellectual quotes routine, comes to the most remarkable part of the Brother's remark -
'It reminds me of a great Hindi movie, “An Evening in Paris”, or probably Marlon Brando’s “Last Tango in Paris”. Or Taha Hussein’s lucid exposition on “The Future of Egyptian Culture”. And letters of a 19th century Javanese Princess, Radin Kartini, “From Darkness to Ligh.t” Long before the feminist writings surfaced, these provided a constellation of ideas and infused motives and desires that can only be fulfilled by the establishment of a free and democratic society.'Now, isn't that a shocking disclosure or what!? Is that the Brother's favorite movie of all time?
"The Last Tango" inspires The Brother with "constellation of ideas and infused motives and desires that can only be fulfilled by the establishment of a free and democratic society."
I just cannot believe my freaking eyeballs, this is Bother Anwar Bin Ibrahim's “Future of Muslim Democracy”
Inspired by the brilliant "High price of proxies" from A Voice at Another Brick In The Wall.
* Also here