While 30 Seconds To Mars’ video for “Hurricane” was banned from the television networks, Jared Leto was determined to let the fans see it in it’s full, unedited 13-minute glory. Leto and the band held a premiere at the Ricardo Montalban Theatre last night and followed it with nearly two hours of Q&A with the audience.
“A lot of people have questions about this weird little movie we made,” Leto explained after being introduced as Bartholomew Cubbins, the Seuss-inspired pseudonym under which he directed the short. The short is packed with sexual and violent imagery, but not any worse than your typical R-rated movie so we’re told.
After all the discussion about why it was banned, etc, Leto then actually grabbed a guitar and performed a solo acoustic version of the track, giving the few hundred fans in the audience more than they could have dreamed for.
Maybe he’s not such a douche after all. But he sure does like getting his photo taken.