Cowboys In Paradise Has A Competitor

Amit Virmani’s documentary “Cowboys in Paradise” shot at Bali’s famous Kuta Beach just got a competitor.  It is a 2003 amateur pornographic film called “Koreana”.  Now Bali Police are busy trying to hunt for the mysterious Indonesian woman who starred in this 22-minute film together with her leading man, an unknown Caucasian man.  Bali is called the Island of God in Paradise in most tourist literature. This “Paradise” seems to get more popular, with the Kuta Cowboys, gigolos, female sex tourists now joined by the porn stars and the pornographic film makers.

The Pornographic Film

The film starts with a beautiful view of Kuta Beach.  Next it shows 2 security officers on motorcycle patrol along the beach. A woman is next shown speaking in fluent Javanese to a vendor on Kuta Beach.  The camera then pans to the balcony of a beach hotel where scenes of sex between the woman and a Caucasian man were shown.

The Hunt For Porn Star Koreana

Nobody seems to know who is this Koreana.  Her name sounds like Korean, but Baku Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Gede Sugianyar Dwi Putra said: “The woman is Indonesian, not Korean. We can tell from her looks and she speaks Javanese in the movie.”

Snr. Comr. Gede Sugianyar Dwi Putra added: “We will investigate who spread the movie on the Internet and in DVDs.” This pornographic film has been enjoying new found popularity in cyberspace after the furore arising from Amit Virmani’s “Cowboys in Paradise.”

Bali Police says this pornographic film, Koreana, is an amateurish production as it was shot on a camcorder.  Meanwhile, Bali Police are having difficulty tracing the male Caucasian man.  With this Koreana film shot 7 years ago, it is possible that the Caucasian man may not be in Bali now.

Update on Cowboys In Paradise

Sr. Comr. Gede Sugianyar Dwi Putra said recently that Bali Police now had enough evidence to summon the film’s director, Singaporean Amit Virmani for violating Indonesia’s law.  He said: “According to our investigation, the movie did not have a permit to shoot.” Bali Police came to this conclusion after questioning Ida Bagus Sedhawa, the head of   Bali Cultural and Tourism Agency and Ketut Arcana, the head of the agency’s Film Department . 

Explaining the process to get permission to shoot a film on Bali, Ketut Arcana said the film director needs a permit from both the Bali Cultural and Tourism Agency and the Bali Police.  Once the permits are issued, Bali Police will monitor the shoot. After that, all the footage must be sent to the agency’s Film Department, which will then form a panel comprising officials from the police, prosecutors, immigration, customs and excise, religious affairs and cultural and tourism departments.  The job of the panel is to view the footages and to decide if the film is suitable for viewing.

Ketut Arcana said: “None of these conditions were observed in the making of Cowboys in Paradise.” Sr. Comr. Gede Sugianyar Dwi Putra added: “With that, we have a strong basis to summon the movie’s director.”  But there remains a stumbling block – Indonesia does not have an extradition treaty with Singapore.

No Threat To Tourism

Referring to the portrayal of Bali as a place for gigolos and sex, Ida Bagus Sedhawa:  ““In the tourism industry everywhere this exists, whether it is out in the open or secret. This is normal.”  Then he added: “Culture and the natural beauty of Bali remain the primary factors for most of the tourists visiting Bali. It is not about prostitution.”  Local leader Made Pip said that there are some gigolos on Kuta Beach, but he added: “But this is not a prostitution industry that is well-organized.”

Think About It

Is it true that tourist hot spots are always associated with easy sex, even in a Muslim-majority country like Indonesia?  Must Bali’s Kuta Beach be forever associated with the likes of Cowboys in Paradise and Koreana? Can it change its reputation?  Should it?  Will it?

Previous posts

Cowboys In Paradise – Police Building Case Against Amit Virmani
Bali’s Kuta Beach – Gigolos, Cowboys And Paradise

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