Monday, October 27, 2008

Mormonism: Sex bad, torture good. (like every religion ever)

Kevin Smith's new film, Zack and Miri Make a Porno, has been banned by Megaplex Theatres, Utah's largest chain of movie houses. Although it's an R-rated film, not NC-17, the owner of Megaplex says, "We feel it's very close to an NC-17 with its graphic nudity and graphic sex." Is there any doubt it's the title that's causing the problem here? The same theatre (their stupid spelling, not mine) screened The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up, so clearly they aren't too opposed to raunchy sex comedies. Evidently the word "porno" is now also pornographic.

Asked why Megaplex has no problem showing the R-rated, ultra-violent "Saw V," which shows a man forced to crush his own hands to escape a pendulum cutting him in half, Cal Gunderson, the chain's spokesman, said: "No comment." Once again, America's blood lust wins out over simple, basic, sexual lust. In the end, the good people of Utah may be the lucky ones. Kevin Smith hasn't made a good movie since...

(crickets chirping)


...well, Chasing Amy didn't suck, I guess. But this uncensored preview has about two funny bits in the entire trailer. That doesn't bode well, no matter how likable Seth Rogen may be.


Blogger Mia said...

"Theatre" is not a stupid spelling. It's the correct spelling.


October 28, 2008 at 4:18 PM  
Blogger Kraig Smith said...

You're right. It IS the correct spelling. In Notting Hill, not in fucking Utah!

October 29, 2008 at 1:29 AM  

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