The tagline doesn’t lie. A new poster for Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For has been lighting the Internet on fire. Revealing more skin than the MPAA would like to see, the poster in question showcases a scantily clad Eva Green as Ava Lord. See the poster after the break.
You could say Eva Green has now become the poster child for Sin City 2. Her character, Ava Lord, is the dame referenced in the title and it looks like she’ll be just as committed to her awesome role as she was in 300: Rise of an Empire. According to Page Six, here is the the reasoning behind the MPAA’s decision to ban the poster:
“We’re told the poster was disapproved by the MPAA ‘for nudity — curve of under breast and dark nipple/areola circle visible through sheer gown.'”
How distasteful of them. Not areola! It’s not like we see that every time we walk past an Abercrombie & Fitch in a mall. It’s been almost 10 years since we last visited the citizens of Sin City and this controversial poster is the right kind of buzz the film needs to start a conversation. The folks over at The Weinstein Company and Dimension Films were pretty smart to release the poster regardless.
Along with Eva Green, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For also stars Josh Brolin, Bruce Willis, Jessica Alba, Mickey Rourke, Rosario Dawson, Jamie Chung, Jaime King, Powers Boothe, Ray Liotta, and many others.
Check out the poster below and decide for yourself:
(Click the image to enlarge the poster)
Here’s a little backstory about the character of Ava Lord, courtesy of the Sin City wikia:
Ava Lord was a femme fatale and Dwight’s love interest. They had a strong relationship, until she left Dwight for Damien Lord, a rich man whom, as she confessed, she did not love.
In reality Ava was a professional devourer of men; she had affairs and destroyed “dozens” of them; had an affair with a priest who committed suicide, an artist (whose masterpiece was a sculpture of Ava) who ended up a homeless mad in the streets and more.
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For hits theaters on August 22, 2014.
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Poster source: Imp Awards