Remember when the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) rejected that Sin City: A Dame To Kill For poster because someone could make out a little too much of Eva Green‘s breast through her robe? Well, the
censorship board trade panel has taken affront to a poster that shows too much all of Oscar-winning actor Christoph Waltz‘s rear end.
The poster teases the latest flick by director and sh!t-stirrer Terry Gilliam — Monty Python animator and auteur of such movie masterpieces as Brazil and 12 Monkeys (and the highly underrated The Adventures of Baron Munchausen) — and it’s called The Zero Theorem.
If you enlarge the above photo, you will notice that the tiny male figure is entirely naked. (See, ladies, it is not only the female body that offends America’s Puritanical Sensibilities.)
Gilliam posted this on his Facebook page:
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.
Like the Sin City art project, the TZT poster will have to reworked if it’s going to pass muster with the morality police. One cannot help wondering if tossing this poster out there was a calculated marketing ploy to generate publicity. The film itself already has been rated R by the MPAA for “language and some sexuality/nudity.”
Here is the official trailer for The Zero Theorem:
And here is the very different international trailer (with French subtitles):
TZT is scheduled for release in the USA on Aug. 19.