The final chapter in Terry Gilliam’s dystopian-satire trilogy, starting with Brazil and followed by 12 Monkeys, recently came under fire by the Motion Picture Association of America. Posters for Gilliam’s The Zero Theorem feature an image of star Christoph Waltz curled into the fetal position, naked as can be. His body is barely visible, but a little bit of male rump is just too much for the MPAA, apparently.
“Zero Theorem is off to a good start in the U.S., thanks to the Motion Picture Association of America’s censors. They have banned our teaser poster because of a bare butt. Your thoughts, please,” the director wrote on his Facebook page. Fans chimed in with words like “stupid” and “lame” to describe their reaction to the ban.
Zero Theorem centers on Waltz’s Qohen Leth, a reclusive computer hacker who has been working on a unique formula to uncover the meaning of human existence. The Orwellian “Management,” who sends a teenager and a potential love interest to distract his experiment, watches over him closely.
The MPAA seems to be on the warpath lately. The busty image of Eva Green on the Sin City: A Dame to Kill For poster was banned in May. America: land of the free (porn), home of the prudish? [Spotted via Yahoo]
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