Too Sinful for Hollywood

MPAA rejects poster for ‘Sin CIty: A Dame to Kill For’

Too Sinful for Hollywood

A policy of circumspection may have backfired on the Motion Picture Association of America trade group when it nixed the hot Eva Green poster for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. The outlawed poster may arouse greater anticipation in the film, due out August 22, than there might have been otherwise.

An item in Wednesday’s “Page Six” column in The New York Post reported that actress Eva Green’s appearance in a translucent robe was rejected “for nudity,” citing as the culprits the “curve of under breast and dark nipple/areola circle visible through sheer gown.”

Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, who co-directed this movie sequel, have never in their various works been ones to shy away from portrayals of provocative dames and immodest femmes fatales. So is this poster just a way for the marketers to stick their toes in the water to test the currents, or a calculated volley from the filmmakers and their distributors at the promotion-savvy Weinstein Company to pique our interest in their end-of-summer release as the season gets underway? Whatever the motives, consider our curiosity aroused.

More Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
From Sin City to Odd City
From Sin City to Odd City
Local poster crew providing special print for special screening

Richard Whittaker, Aug. 16, 2014

Troublemaker Wants No Trouble in Texas vs. 'Machete Kills'
Troublemaker Wants No Trouble in Texas vs. 'Machete Kills'
Director Robert Rodriguez distances himself from incentives suit

Richard Whittaker, March 19, 2014

More by Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Film Festival Review: <i>Youth in Oregon</i>
AFF Review: Youth in Oregon
Family dramedy suffers from unnecessary subplots

Oct. 22, 2016

Kevin Hart: What Now?
Comic plays to record crowd in Philadelphia

Oct. 21, 2016


Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Robert Rodriguez, Eva Green, Frank Miller, The Weinstein Company

AC Daily, Events and Promotions, Luvdoc Answers

Breaking news, recommended events, and more

Official Chronicle events, promotions, and giveaways

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)