In a very savvy move from the film’s marketing department, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For got a sexy, NSFW new poster last week, highlighting the voluptuous Eva Green in a sheer nightgown. As you can imagine, the MPAA didn’t take too kindly to the promo, voicing their disapproval “for nudity—curve of under breast and dark nipple/areola circle visible through sheer gown.” Of course, the audience for the Sin City sequel isn’t the type to really care about the MPAA – which makes us think that the marketing department knew exactly what they were doing by submitting the poster in the first place.
Though it appeared that the controversy had quieted down once the MPAA realized how much free publicity their disapproval was giving the movie, Green recently gave her take on the whole affair while speaking with Vanity Fair. Of the poster’s reception, the actress said:
“I’m not actually naked on the poster… I find it a bit odd. It seems like it’s all just publicity — a lot of noise for nothing. You have so many more violent things in the movie business and this is kind of soft. I’m not naked. It’s suggested.”
Besides, Green is a fan of the poster, which adopts the same distinctive color scheme of Sin City and its sequel. She added:
“I find it really sexy, actually. It’s kind of beautiful. But if it shocks people, I don’t know what to do about it. I don’t want to upset anybody… I don’t want to be seen as just the femme fatale or put into some silly box. I hope that people will have enough imagination.”
We’d certainly be inclined to agree with the actress, but Dimension went ahead and edited the poster anyway, toning down the appearance of Green’s body and ensuring that the actress doesn’t look quite as exposed as she did on the original. Check out the edited version below (or surf on over to the original, which everyone here at WGTC prefers anyway).
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, one of our most anticipated movies of the summer, hits screens on August 22nd.