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September 16th, 2008 at 10:08 pm

Zack and Miri Make a Porno Poster

in: Comedy

First, the set up:


Zack and Miri Make a Porno Poster

A poster that was not approved by the MPAA and so won’t be shown in the US.

Then, the punchline:


Zack and Miri Make a Porno Poster

A poster that shows nothing of the movie itself.

The second poster strikes me as very effective. The image isn’t exactly beautiful, but they were careful not to make it ugly either, and it’s so different you almost have to look closely and read what it says. The mix of showing so little and hinting at so much, and, more specifically, so much sex, should be enough to get a sizable audience interested.

The somewhat shocking title helps, of course.

I have to say tough, that sometimes I am bothered by the way that certain advertisers use the MPAA restrictions to get attention to their films. Not that the MPAA is a saint, much on the contrary, they make plenty of questionable decisions. But the cries of censorship are sometimes quite cynical and calculated.

Not that Zack and Miri is an specially big offender. In fact, horror movies tend to be the biggest and most methodical users of the “look at what the MPAA doesn’t want you to see” shtick. But it reminded me of this pet peeve of mine.

(Via IMPAwards and Pop Watch)


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    I like both posters. I think it’s really weak that the MPAA didn’t approve the first. It’s not as though kids are even going to get the first, so what’s so offensive about the images shown?

    Fletch on September 17th, 2008

 

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