Mayor fury over “porn film” shoot

One mayor accuses ex-councillor of filming “soft porn” in town hall, while another orders cover-up of “offensive" mural

30 June 2014
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THE MAYOR of Asnières has accused a former Socialist Party councillor of shooting scenes for a “soft porn” movie in the Hôtel de Ville.

The UMP’s Manuel Aeschlimann, who was voted into office in March’s local elections said he was planning to file a complaint against the former councillor who, he claimed, shot scenes for an explicit film in the town hall’s boardroom, on the grand staircase and in the wedding room.

He also plans to file a complaint against the former mayor, Sébastien Pietrasanta, for allowing the film to be shot. He also said that his predecessor waived the standard fee for commercial filming in the town.

According to the producers, the short film, Korruption, tells the story of “a lousy cop who decides to sell his daughters to a despicable porn producer linked to the Mafia to pay for his image-conscious wife’s cosmetic surgery”.

But they insist the film is not pornographic.

The film’s director, who has also threatened to file a complaint, described it as “an outrageous dark comedy denouncing all forms of corruption”.

Scenes for a trailer for the film were shot in the town hall - but none of them featured explicit material.

The mayor of Asnières is not the only one to be shocked by “culture” in his town recently.

A mural commissioned by authorities in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence town of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie for a wall in the Musée de la Faïence, was covered up with wooden panels a day before it was due to be officially unveiled.

The 5m work, by artist Jerome Galvin, which featured six naked men, was deemed “offensive to children and the elderly”.

Even after the original work was modified with vine leaves, mayor Patricia Brun decided it was not fit for public consumption and ordered it to be covered up.

Photo: Screengrab from the trailer for the film Korruption

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