This poster for upcoming film Sin City: A Dame to Kill For has been banned by the Motion Picture Association of America. The MPAA deemed the image of star Eva Green unsuitable because of “nudity — curve of under breast and dark nipple/areola circle visible through sheer gown.” While the poster definitely is risqué, (the name of the film is Sin City, after all!), public outcry has criticized the MPAA for consistently cracking down on sexualized imagery, while allowing many overtly violent films to go unchecked.
This kind of occurrence is not exactly new news. When the MPAA originally rated Sundance favorite Blue Valentine with the feared NC-17 for its depiction of oral sex, the production company fought back to appeal for a rating of R. Luckily, the company won the battle, and the scenes was conclusively deemed “non-explicit.” In an age where Rihanna is showing up to the CDFA in a completely see-through sparkling gown, the question is raised if the poster of Green is really that explicit. It might be time for the MPAA to get real. What do you think of the decision to ban the poster? Let us know in the comments!
The sequel to Sin City features Green alongside the likes of Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin, Rosario Dawson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jaime King, Mickey Rourke, and Bruce Willis. The film opens in theaters on August 22.