YSL Belle D’Opium With Melanie Thierry. The Banned Ad

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Somewhere, out there, the ad that you’re about to see below, has been pulled out of the Television distribution. Why? because it allegedly shows the effects of illegal substances on the human body.

Are you familiar with the commercial? If not, please do click on play and ponder on the subject. The video is actually an ad campaign for the latest Yves Saint Laurent perfume YSL Belle D’Opium and is starring Melanie Thierry, a 29yo French actress you may be familiar with from Babylon A.D and, more recently, The Princess of Montpensier. The director is Romain Gavras (yes, as in the son of Costa – Gavras) and the music was composed by Nitin Sawhney and choreographed by Akram Khan.

Also: is it just me who feels terribly inspired by dancing scenes?


#1 mdinah on 02.03.11 at 2:49 pm

If all junkies were that beautiful…

#2 ajgingerbelle on 02.04.11 at 9:16 am


It took me some time before I noticed it could be dope related. I read a comment that the pointing at her arm at some point seems to be the reason. It’s banned in the UK until now because thirteen, 13 (!!) viewers complaint. *Shakes head*

LOL and I read another comment like: “Ah, what’s wrong with this? Just what I see in the weekends in every club at the end of the night!” Oops……

#3 FRANKIE SMALES on 05.08.11 at 1:36 pm

this advert should have not being banned all because of the french superstar melanie thierry was doing exotic dancing by running her fingure along her forearm and climaxing flat on the floor and people thought she was telling people to do dr*gs in which i found nothing wrong with the ad and i’m a huge fan of it and it’s just pc madness in the uk.
frankie smales

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