May 30, 2014
Eva Green's Sin City Poster Too Hot For American Censors?

A poster for Sin City2 featuring Eva Green was deemed too revealing by American censors. The poster features a mostly full-body shot of Green in a sheer white robe and wielding a gun--with a lot of her breasts visible. The image is accompanied by the text "I've been especially bad."

According to Deadline, the MPAA deemed the poster of Eva Green too explicit and banned it "for nudity — curve of under breast and dark nipple/areola circle visible through sheer gown." The company distributing the film, Dimension Films, had no comment about the censorship of Green's image, but they are reportedly redesigning the poster to make it more appropriate for a wider audience.

French actress Eva Green appears in the poster to promote the sequel Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For. The Guardian reported that the film franchise is based on the graphic novels by Frank Miller of the same name, which tell darkly violent, adult-themed stories set in a fictional crime-ridden metropolis. The sequel will continue some of the story lines from the first film and also feature new plots and characters (such as Eva Green's) from the second book in Miller's series.

Sin City 2, which stars Green alongside many other Hollywood heavy-hitters, will be directed by Miller himself and Robert Rodriguez. The entire movie was shot in 3D, a deliberate choice by Rodriguez, who released the following statement:

"[T]here's something about the way Sin City works that I thought would lend itself very well to 3D because the images are so stripped down and abstract … you almost can see it better in 3D. It'll be really cool."
Eva Green spoke with Entertainment Weekly about the film and her role, Ava Lord. Eva claims she's a strong and dangerous woman who will change her personality to get what she wants:
"She's a femme fatale. She's an archetype of the femme fatale, like in all the films that we know. Like Double Indemnity. She's like an Ava Gardner or a Rita Hayworth. She uses men to gain money and power. She was really fun to play because she can be fragile and very vulnerable with a man — and with another man, she's a real b****."
Eva recently starred in another dark comic-book adaptation, 300: Rise of an Empire, which performed only moderately well. Green's new film will hit theaters on August 22. Hopefully by then, Dimension Films will have found a more suitable picture of Eva to go on the poster, or at least one that pleases the MPAA.