Monday, May 29, 2006

Due to its depiction of "apparent torture," the Motion Picture Association of America rejected the original poster for The Road to Guantanamo, Michael Winterbottom's docudrama based on three real-life Guantanamo detainees. (Studios must submit promotional materials to receive a rating.) It showed a prisoner hanging by his bound hands with a burlap sack over his head.

--Entertainment Weekly

"Apparent torture"? That's not "apparent torture"! That's just a fraternity prank! Don't these people listen to Rush?

Why does the Motion Picture Association of America hate America?


(Actually, EW says later version of the poster was subsequently OK'd by the MPAA. The new version solves the problem by cropping out the prisoner's head. I guess that makes torture OK.)

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