Hey, remember when the MPAA heroically saved us all from seeing too much of Eva Green’s nipple on the Sin City 2 posters? Well, those same heroes are back, and this time, they’re saving us all from seeing Christoph Waltz’s bare butt in the new poster for Zero Theorem.
It’s at this part of the story where I’d normally tell you to be careful if you’re at work before scrolling below, but I’m honestly not sure there are any bosses in the United States who would can someone for glimpsing a butt crack from a million miles away. So, as you can see, I went ahead and embedded it at the top of the article. Because it’s not over the line at all.
Still, the MPAA apparently thought different, and they informed poor director Terry Gilliam about the news earlier this month. He took to his Facebook to bitch about the decision, and as you can see if you clicked on the link, Mark Zuckerberg and company apparently agree. The poster is still up and shows no signs of being taken down, despite the fact that the powers that be at Facebook have proven to be overly cautious censors over the years.
Zero Theorem follows a computer programmer who is tasked with hunting down the titular formula that may or may not prove the existence of life. It takes place in some kind of futuristic world that looks like a cross between Idiocracy and Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory, and judging by Terry Gilliam’s standard operating procedure, Zero Theorem will likely be extremely polarizing.
Fortunately for all involved, the film will get marketed, despite the ban. Instead, it’ll just get the shiny little poster seen below…
It makes sense that an organization would take the time to make sure the movie posters we see in theaters aren’t way over the line. There are children around, and they don’t need to see hardcore nudity. That being said, there has to be some common sense involved. There’s nothing wrong with the Zero Theorem poster at the top of this story, and there’s nothing wrong with the Eva Green one that was banned earlier this summer.
You can check out Green in all her hotness on the next page…
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