MPAA nixes latest Sin City: A Dame to Kill For poster. Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez are no strangers to risque content, given their collaboration on the original Sin City. The current promotional poster series, however, for the upcoming prequel, may have crossed a line. The silver screen arm of the Morality Police – the Motion Picture Association of America, if you want to be fancy about it – has objected to the latest character poster for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. The character profile image, depicting Eva Green as Ava Lord, former love – and chief tormentor – of Dwight McCarthy (Josh Brolin), comes with the character tag line “I’ve been especially bad.” Clearly the MPAA concurred. Citing “nudity — curve of under breast and dark nipple/areola circle visible through sheer gown,” the group found the image too risque for public distribution. So, naturally, here it is.
The disputed poster image:
Eva Green Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
This was to be the latest in a series of character profile posters, previously showcased in the following article:
The issue has not been entirely settled, as representatives of the film are reportedly in talks with the MPAA over the matter. Of course, every time censorship hawks flap over matters of sex & violence, in popular media, they wind up generating press for the very thing they want to keep under wraps; a user friendly web culture just making it easier to satisfy the curiosity aroused. Welcome to the internets, Gentlepersons.
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mickey Rourke, Rosario Dawson, Josh Brolin, Jessica Alba, Lady Gaga, Juno Temple, Christopher Meloni, Crystal McCahill, Alexa Vega, Jamie Chung, Jaime King, Dennis Haysbert, Marton Csokas, Jeremy Piven, Ray Liotta, Bruce Willis, and Michael Madsen. It is scheduled for an August 22, 2014 release, in U.S. theaters, by way of The Weinstein Company & Dimension Films.
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