But The Posters For Saw II Were Fine, Huh?

“The Motion Picture Association of America has censored a poster advertising a film about the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The image that ran afoul of the MPAA is tame by the standards set by the amateur photographers of Abu Ghraib. It shows a man hanging by his handcuffed wrists, with a burlap sack over his head and a blindfold tied around the hood.” The MPAA says the picture depicts torture, and is therefore not appropriate for general viewing. But Philip Kennicott points out that the U.S. government has officially approved the use of the techniques depicted in the poster, and that brings up an interesting side debate concerning what constitutes torture, and what Americans are willing to turn away from.