Terry Gilliam has just posted this to his facebook page:
Zero Theorem off to a good start in the US thanks to the Motion Picture Association of America’s censors. They have banned our teaser poster because of a bare butt. Your thoughts, please.
I spoke to Gilliam earlier this year on all things future past, Python and beyond and his incredulity towards the powers that be in the movie business is well documented and understood. Of course, this decision by the MPAA will almost certainly have the opposite effect.
The law is an ass, make sure you go and see Gilliam’s film as soon as you can.
Gilliam, of course, is currently otherwise occupied with the last ever Monty Python stage shows here in London – you can see the wonderfully funny hour long press conference they held yesterday here.
So, here then is the banned poster in all it’s glory. Steel yourselves friends.