Is a movie about an alien parasite that forcibly takes over someone's body and then starts threatening to bite heads and limbs off, but parents may be wondering if the movie is too scary for younger children.
Fisting; it's not for everyone. Certainly not for many Filipino moviegoers who apparently took offense with an independent film that used the word as its title.
Director Whammy Alcazaren's film originally titled Fisting now only goes by its much less graphic subtitle Never Tear Us Apart after festival organizer Cinema One Originals requested a title change.
The film makers responded by a stop in social media accounts made for the movie and take down other promotional materials with the former title.
According to a statement on Facebook, Alcazaren was willing to change the title on grounds of pragmatism:
We are doing these necessary steps so that we can continue the dialogue we wanted to have with the audience through our film, the statement reads.
The Philippine Daily Inquirer reported that the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB), the agency that rates films, has also flagged the film's producers for its title . Apparently, the film's producers did not submit the
publicity materials for review. The MTRCB also noted in a memorandum that all publicity materials for films must be suitable for a general audience.
Never Tear Us Apart is a family drama about an aging spy who discovers that his wife was impregnated by a monster called The Shadow.