The MPAA Apparently Banned This ‘Sin City: A Dame To Kill For’ Poster For Being Too Sexy

By May 29, 2014

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For is being released by Dimension Films, which is the genre film branch of The Weinstein Company. And if there’s anything the Weinsteins are known for, it’s shrewd handling of publicity and being able to spin things and build buzz around their projects, so this piece of news is no different. Apparently The New York Post got their hands on an unedited poster of star Eva Green (who plays the titular “dame”) and they claim the MPAA rejected the poster “for nudity — curve of under breast and dark nipple/areola circle visible through sheer gown.” Take a look for yourself below:

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That’s not exactly what I’d call “nudity.” If it’s true that the MPAA actually banned this poster (assuming this entire thing isn’t just a made-up ploy for attention for an upcoming summer movie that may not have the greatest awareness right now), it’s another in a long line of ridiculous decisions by the organization that has, in recent years, seemingly grown even more conservative in approving depictions of sex on screen (and in marketing materials). I’m sure by now you’ve probably heard about Kirby Dick’s 2006 documentary This Film Is Not Yet Rated, but if you haven’t taken the time to check it out, you really should. It’s an eye-opening exploration into the people who makes these decisions, and it shines a small light on the insanity of the current rating system.

Anyway, since we’re already talking about Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, I might as well toss in all of the photos that have been released for the movie since we haven’t featured them yet here at GeekNation. Check them out, and watch the latest trailer at the very bottom of this post.

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Do you think this poster should have been banned? Let us know in the comments below.

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  • Fifi Doran

    The poster’s no sexier than the comics, is it? It’s in keeping with the brand, which is called SIN City after all. If it were named Pious City and it had heretofore been about buttercups and daisies then that would be a different issue.