Eva Green Sin City Movie Poster Rejected by MPAA for being too sexy
Posterwire has covered Sin City movie posters in the past, and (like the Sin City movies themselves) the advertising for the Frank Miller and director Robert Rodriguez films do not shy away from highlighting the female stars from the films. The movie posters for the sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill For are no different.
According to Page Six, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) rejected the Sin City poster featuring actress Eva Green:
The Motion Picture Association (MPA) — the film trade association changed the MPAA name to MPA in 2019 — has approval over all advertising (including movie poster designs) for films bearing an MPA rating. This movie poster review system has resulted in banned movie posters in the past. Some film studios have even tried to use the suggestion of movie poster censorship as a part of a film marketing campaign.
Compare the Banned vs Revised Sin City Poster
The Sin City character movie poster features Eva Green (as the titular Dame character Ava Lord) clad in a sheer white robe, revolver in hand, with the tag line: “I’ve been especially bad.“
Green was photographed for the movie poster by Rico Torres, who has worked on many Robert Rodriguez projects.
Vanity Fair spoke to actress Eva Green about the sexy movie poster controversy:
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.Eva Green, on the banned Sin City movie poster controversy
Green continues, commenting on her appearance in the movie poster design: “I find it really sexy, actually,” she said. “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.”
The actress also spoke with E! Online news about the Sin City movie poster controversy:
Dimension Films (a Harvey Weinstein company) released an updated and less risqué version of the Sin City A Dame to Kill For movie poster, with a more opaque version of Eva Green’s white robe covering her torso.
We can only wonder if it was the The Weinstein Company itself that “leaked“ the rejected poster image story to the New York Post in order to generate publicity for the film.
The production company, Troublemaker Studios, also took advantage of the MPA prompted movie poster revision and improved the placement and visibility of Frank Miller’s below title credit and the company billing “bugs“ (logos) on the poster.