Netflix Dared to Explore Arabs' Sex Lives in 'Perfect Strangers,' and Caused a Storm

At a time when conservatism in the Arab world is on the rise, controversial new films like 'Perfect Strangers' that raise the ire of politicians and pull no punches, are absolutely vital

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I’m starting to like the power games going on between Netflix and the Arab world. “Perfect Strangers” (“Ashab Wala A’azz”) – an Arabic version of the Italian film "Perfetti sconosciuti" that debuted on the streaming service last week – treads elegantly on the Arab culture of honor without pulling any punches. It has raised the ire of members of the Egyptian parliament and politicians around the Arab world, who are now calling for a boycott of Netflix. Get your popcorn ready: The real-life drama promises to exceed that presented in the movie.

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