Monday, February 20, 2012

An Anti-Shame Campaign in the South?

Reader Bethany C from South Carolina, saw Shame at her local theater last night, but came upon an anti-Shame ad that was posted in public areas nearby the Nickelodeon Theater. Since this is the first time we're hearing about any protesting about the film, and the fact that it's playing in a theater in South Carolina, I reckon the hysteric who created this misguided ad has true intents on trying to prevent people from seeing it. The probability exist as well that this could be a snarky guerrilla campaign to prompt people to go see it - maybe someone from the theater created it. Either way, it's strange to see this ad as it all comes down to fear of the male nude, or an invitation to go see something that you may never see again.

Thanks Bethany!
Do you think this is real or a genius ad for Shame?

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Either way it serves as a way to being publicity to the film. Love it!

Dionne said...

I think it's real, I didn't see any posters like this. The theaters around me just said they were family friendly, their standards and morals would not allow them to show 'Shame'. That's why I've boycotted Premier cinemas...

Márcia said...

This is so ridiculous that have to be a publicity scam...and if it's not, well it will make lots of ppl interested in watching it just to see what's all about. Anonymous 7:30 you are right.

Simone said...

I'm tempted to call the phone number, but I can't be bothered. Like anon said, either way, the bulletin notice will make people curious.

People don't like being told what to do and what to see - as they'll make a special effort to see it anyway.

Dionne said...

Some people just have too much time on their hands.

Manuela said...

))) i have no idea if it s PR advert or whatever but it s clear Michael and exactly this movie make them nerve)))) they want discuss it - it s interesting but they r afraid bcs it s very private subject for most people. Steve is right we (not all of course) not ready talk about sex openly. except fassy and fassinators of course)))) as said Mr Fassbender many of us have penis others ve vagina whats the problem? but seems for many it s really closed theme. anyway Simone excuse if im very direct)

Ales said...

There is no need to worry about, those who will want to go to a movie and see it (cleans 99%)


I can talk on any subject, Fass with you only about sex and speed: P

Manuela said...

oh yes he is very hot i even cant remind somebody hot like he is. and yes it s always about sex. i dont know even if discuss protection of the environment it can be finished with debats about sex on the grass. eh Fassy Fassy u r jsut impossible

Anonymous said...

This is definitely fake, and super-effective. Not only is it designed to attract teen attention ("do not image search Shame!"), but it's wayyyy too specific about where NOT to go to see it. I'm surprised they didn't include show times. LOL. Most genius.

dshultz said...

I'm thinking this is legit. I mean, if Shame has been playing all throughout the bible belt, and this is the first one to crop up, then it's probably the real deal.

* The MOM said...

This person is going about it all wrong. You see, if I saw this poster I'd say "WOW!! I have GOT to see this movie! HOT DAMN!!" then I'd run to the nearest theater to see it. It's genius, I tell ya!!!! LOL!! But seriously, it's ridiculous.

Anonymous said...

That's exactly why I think it's fake and a subtle viral marketing scheme.

Anonymous said...

Ha, this is hilarious either way.

Natália said...

people don't have anything better to do...McQueen should do a movie about this. How people was their time with something they don't like,this only show how this movie is important (for love or hate)