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Philly Won't Hang Movie Posters with Word "porno" at Bus Stops

Yep, the city has refused bus posters for the upcoming comedy movie "Zack and Miri Make a Porno," according to this Associated Press report. At issue is the word "porno." Deputy Mayor for Transportation Rina Cutler told the AP: "If they want to call the movie `Zack and Miri,' that's fine, but Zack and Miri cannot make a porno on my bus shelters." Some TV stations and newspapers have also refused to run ads for the movie, which stars Seth Rogan and Elizabeth Banks and was directed by Kevin Smith. It comes out on Oct. 31. (Hat tip to Philadelphia Will Do, where we first saw this.)

Philly Won't Hang Movie Posters with Word "porno" at Bus Stops

Yep, the city has refused bus posters for the upcoming comedy movie "Zack and Miri Make a Porno," according to this Associated Press report. At issue is the word "porno."

Deputy Mayor for Transportation Rina Cutler told the AP: "If they want to call the movie `Zack and Miri,' that's fine, but Zack and Miri cannot make a porno on my bus shelters."

Some TV stations and newspapers have also refused to run ads for the movie, which stars Seth Rogan and Elizabeth Banks and was directed by Kevin Smith. It comes out on Oct. 31.

(Hat tip to Philadelphia Will Do, where we first saw this.)

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