At this point I think the MPAA just has it out for Kevin Smith and his newest movie, Zack and Miri Make a Porno. First they gave his movie the kiss of death by giving it an NC-17 rating, and now they’re attacking the movie’s promotional poster! The MPAA has ruled the theatrical one-sheet movie poster below is too dirty for American audiences and won’t allow its use in theaters around the U.S. (link) What’s our loss seems to be our neighbors to the north’s gain as Smith has decided the poster will still be used to promote his latest comedy throughout Canada (and probably internationally as well).
Maybe the MPAA just lives in a different world than the rest of us, but I don’t think the back of Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks’ heads is really all that dirty in the age of the internet. Let me tell you, this poster is, without a doubt, 1000% less sexually suggestive than Tuesday night’s pilot episode of 90210, and that was on network television! Thankfully, Smith has already won his appeal of the movie’s horrendous NC-17 rating and gotten Zack and Miri an R rating. (link) Hopefully this is a sign that the MPAA will come to its senses and approve the use of this movie poster before Zack and Miri Make a Porno hits theaters on October 31, 2008.