Back in May, the Motion Picture Association of America caused movie fans to collectively roll their eyes when they rejected a poster for ‘Sin City: A Dame To Kill For’ featuring Eva Green and the silhouette of her breast visible through a sheer gown. The poster has since been edited, but the organization is at it again, except this time the “offender” is the latest teaser poster for Terry Gilliam’s ‘The Zero Theorem.’
Earlier this week, the MPAA banned the newest poster for the Monty Python member’s most recent film that has played the festivals and is slated to be released here in America on September 19th. The film stars Christoph Waltz, Tilda Swinton, Melanie Thierry, David Thewlis, and Matt Damon. The reason for the censorship is a fully exposed backside, although it’s not exactly prominently highlighted in the design. You can check out the design thanks to HeyUGuys below, followed by the official synopsis:
An eccentric and reclusive computer genius plagued with existential angst works on a mysterious project aimed at discovering the purpose of existence – or the lack thereof -once and for all. However, it is only once he experiences the power of love and desire that he is able to understand his very reason for being.
It could be this age of scantily clad superheroes, ‘Magic Mike’, and ‘Game of Thrones’ that we live in that has desensitized me, but I really don’t see the big deal about this poster. I’m not the only one either because Gilliam took to his Facebook page to comment on the situation:
“Zero Theorem off to a good start in the US thanks to the Motion Picture Association of America’s censors. They have banned our teaser poster because of a bare butt. Your thoughts, please.”
Well, he has a point. With the film not scheduled for a release date in the US yet, this is a good way for the public to get talking about it. Now, we’ll see if this “offensive” and “tasteless” image gains enough publicity to get movies audiences to see the film.
What do you think about the latest teaser poster for ‘The Zero Theorem’? Do you find it offensive or do you think that it’s not that big a deal? Share your thoughts in the comment section.