The New York Post indignant headline MPAA prudes : Too much boob on Eva Green’s ‘Sin City’ poster couldn't have been missed here, in this citadel of free expression. Here comes the poster in question:
The reason the above poster was banned is “for nudity — curve of under breast and dark nipple/areola circle visible through sheer gown”. And, after looking at the poster another time, in order to discern the said curve and the said nipple circle, I was struck by a simple question. The question caused me some doubts about the NYPost headline, by the way.
I mean, here I am, an average hetero male person, looking at the poster for the first time and finding it moderately attractive and moderately titillating - as, probably, expected and desired by its creators. The point is, I would have never even dreamed about analyzing such tiny details like curves and circles, hadn't these details been mentioned by the censor.
But - and this is an important but - someone in MPAA, whose job it, most probably, is, had the time, the inclination and the expertize to get up close and personal to this poster and really check every pixel...
So, the question is: what kind of perv does it take to do that as part of his job?