Screen Junkies » deep throat http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 05 Sep 2014 20:32:16 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 In Honor Of ‘Occupy Wall Street’: 9 Films That Were Protested http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/in-honor-of-occupy-wall-street-9-films-that-were-protested/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/in-honor-of-occupy-wall-street-9-films-that-were-protested/#comments Tue, 11 Oct 2011 20:17:55 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=231966 Haters gonna hate.

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With Occupy Wall Street protestors now in their fourth week of not showering, things are starting to smell funky. As such, we thought it was a good time to look at some movies caused a stink when they were released, garnering protesters of their own.

Film has the potential to be a dangerous medium. If a certain portrayal is convincing enough, it can cement false stereotypes in the minds of viewers. For example, the idea that all Arabs are terrorists or that electric cars prefer the exclusive company of homosexuals. That’s why religious and social watchdog groups are quick to protest movies that offend their sensibilities. Here are nine examples.

Tropic Thunder

Designed to be risque, the comedy Tropic Thunder was protested and boycotted by advocates for people with intellectual disabilities.¬† Taking aim at dramas where the leads portray the mentally handicapped, the satire showed Ben Stiller‘s character as an actor trying to take a dramatic turn in the film within the film, Simple Jack. Problems arose from the film’s liberal use of the word “retard.” Oddly enough, no one was really rubbed the wrong way by Robert Downey Jr.‘s performance in black face.

The Siege

Though they missed the point of the film, Arab American groups were upset by the plot of The Siege. The Council On American-Islamic Relations felt the film’s portrayal of Muslims and Arabs as terrorists was dangerous in the sense that it would impress that belief upon American audiences. Director Edward Zwick refused to edit the material which was actually a plee for racial tolerance and condemnation of the use of martial law.

Silent Night, Deadly Night

The success of Halloween led to an overabundance of holiday-themed slasher films. But you just don’t mess with Santa. The public assembled outside of theaters screening Silent Night, Deadly Night and threatened to boycott newspapers that carried ads for the film. Hollywood got the message and eased up the holiday-centric fare. Otherwise, the plot of Groundhog’s Day would have been radically different.

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Lindsay Lohan’s ‘Inferno’ Porn Posters, Deep Throat, Etc. http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/lindsay-lohans-inferno-porn-posters-deep-throat-etc/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/lindsay-lohans-inferno-porn-posters-deep-throat-etc/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Lindsay Lohan is starring in posters for Inferno, a biopic about Deep Throat porno queen Linda Lovelace. She's also apparently starring in the film, once they get the whole funding, supporting cast, production start date thing worked out. Lohan spent last week stumbling through the crowded streets and bitchin' yacht parties in Cannes to drum up support. Not the best marketing strategy if you ask me. Snotty quips and vomit have never sold a movie. ...that Mickey Rourke didn't star in.¬†Producers were touting along the French Riviera that Inferno will begin shooting in the Fall. They figure if they offer up a general time of the year the bigwigs will pony up some dough. "Fall! Well that sounds like a season that movies shoot!" Luckily it's far enough down the line that Lindsay's court-mandated ankle bracelet will no longer be an issue. Either the authorities will remove it or she'll have knawed through it during a house music, Red Bull and vodka withdrawal fit. (Cinematical)

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Lindsay Lohan is starring in posters for Inferno, a biopic about Deep Throat porno queen Linda Lovelace. She’s also apparently starring in the film, once they get the whole funding, supporting cast, production start date thing worked out. Lohan spent last week stumbling through the crowded streets and bitchin’ yacht parties in Cannes to drum up support. Not the best marketing strategy if you ask me. Snotty quips and vomit have never sold a movie. …that Mickey Rourke didn’t star in. 

Producers were touting along the French Riviera that Inferno will begin shooting in the Fall. They figure if they offer up a general time of the year the bigwigs will pony up some dough. "Fall! Well that sounds like a season that movies shoot!" Luckily it’s far enough down the line that Lindsay’s court-mandated ankle bracelet will no longer be an issue. Either the authorities will remove it or she’ll have knawed through it during a house music, Red Bull and vodka withdrawal fit. (Cinematical)

 

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