This is how conservative egyptians are
An egyptian movie that shows a man and a veiled woman making out on a bus is causing all kinds of contreversy. The scene from an independent film about sex and double standards in Egypt shows little nudity but provokes gasps of surprise from an audience in this largely conservative country. Director Ahmed Khaled's 14-minute film, the Fifth Pound, follows the weekly bus journey of a young man and woman who dodge the suspicious glances of other passengers and exploit the unused back seats to indulge in physical intimacy. Cairo has a long-established film industry and is traditionally regarded as the center of Arab artistic production but themes linking sex and religion remain largely untouched by film makers in the Islamic nation. In Khaled's film, verses from the Koran, the Islamic holy book, play in the bus as the driver smokes and steals glances in his rear-view mirror of the young man and the woman, who wears an Islamic headscarf. Khaled says most venues in Egypt, the Arab world's most populous nation, have refused to show his film because its subject matter could draw criticism in a country where the veil is seen by many as the height of female respectability. But many young Egyptians say the setting is entirely realistic. They say use of public buses as a setting for romantic encounters is so common the air-conditioned vehicles favored by couples have earned the nickname "mobile beds." The messed up thing is that Bus thing? It's entirely true. This is where young people go to make out or have oral sex. Hell, a female friend of mine used to tell me horror stories of sitting there and and then have someone sitting behind her try to put his erect penis in the gap between her chair and the chair next to her. You know, just in case she might be interested in giving him a handjob. Hell, stories of men exposing themselves or masturbating on public busses are very common nowadays. It's freaky. As for the veiled thing, i don;t find it that contreversial. After all, in egypt we now have veiled prostitutes. You can tell them from regular veiled women by the fact that they walk around carrying a pair of panties in a plastic see-through bag in their hands. It's their signal to tell you that she is "ready to go" so to speak. The day they have that in a movie, that's when I will be impressed.