The movie features a group of young friends having loud noisy conversations around a dining table. The film portrays Di Caprio in a negative manner- he is cracking out some sexist jokes,he is repeatedly describing women as sluts and whores, exchanging sex talks, misogynist and homo phobic.
DiCaprio and Toby Maguire later claimed that they made the film as a favour to their friend , and said its original intention is to keep it out of theatre release. But, soon after Leo’s and Toby’s fame blossomed, the director of the movie begans to meet some distributors for the wide release of the movie. The matter went to court and the two leading stars successfully sought a ban for the movie’s screening in US and Canada.
According to suits filed by Di Caprio and Toby, they acted in the movie under the condition that it would not be screened in American theatres.
Although the film remains banned in the US and Canada, as a writer and producer I am making the film available under my copyright for the sole purpose of promoting my work as an independent film maker.
The director and producer have refuted the claim. Dale Wheatley, writer and producer of the movie, created a website freedonsplum.com and released the movie on line for free to promote the movie as an American Indie movie.
But, now the situation had turned in to a cyber war. “It breaks my heart to inform you that Leonardo DiCaprio has once again blocked only American and Canadian audiences from enjoying Don’s Plum. It’s a sad commentary that in 2016 we witness the suppression of film and art by one of America’s most beloved actors. If only Leonardo DiCaprio would follow in the footsteps of the director who admires and works with more than any other, Martin Scorsese, and preserve American cinema rather than suppress it. I will appeal Vimeo’s decision to overlook my fair use copyright as an author of the material. “ Dale posted in the website as a response to vimeo ban.
Apart from Toby and Leonardo, the movie also features Kevin Connoly, Jenny Lewis, Amber Benson, Nikki Cox and Marissa Ribisi as co- stars.