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Humboldt County Poster Banned By The MPAA?

Humboldt County co-director Darren Grodsky wrote a few days ago at their blog that the MPAA has found (or likely to find) their current poster to be unacceptable on the grounds that “references to drugs/drug paraphernalia” are not allowed in advertising (evidently falling under the category vaguely defined on their website as “other material that most parents would find unacceptable for their younger children to see or hear”) So the MPAA is an inscrutable star chamber, no news there, rather than gnashing teeth Mr. Grodsky suggests:

“And so, should we be forced by the MPAA to change our poster to a more “subtle” version, I suggest to each and every one of you who encounters this blog:

Let’s pepper the world & the world wide web with our “Smoking Joint” poster, which may soon become a limited edition piece. We’ll do our part to include it everywhere (When you check out the promos we recently shot, you’ll notice we managed to fit it in a few different places). See if you can find ways to show off the smoking joint poster. This will turn out to be win-win as both a way to stick it to the “man” and also a way to promote the film, a task in which we need all the help we can get…”


Being well sympathetic to the cause, we here at Quiet Storm are prepared to do our part

Ru Signs On For Herzog’s Bad Lieutenant

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ms. Balk has just made an enemy of Abel Ferrara, the director of Bad Lieutenant (who recently said of all involved in the remake of the film “I wish these people die in Hell. I hope they’re all in the same streetcar, and it blows up” which was met with a  “I have no idea who he is. Is he Italian? Is he French? Who is he?” from the difficult to faze Herzog – this is, after all,  a man who brushed off being shot with an air rifle with a nonchalant “It was not a significant bullet. It does not surprise me to be shot at.”) by signing on for an as yet unknown role in Herzog’s film. Val Kilmer and Brad Dourif who have appeared alongside Ru in The Island of Dr. Moreau and Humboldt County respectively are also on board. Now just stay offboard those streetcars.