Post Office Refuses to Mail 'Obscene' Postcard For Movie
Adam Rifkin is trying to promote his new movie, Look, an examination of how pervasive video surveillance cameras have become and the sometimes shocking footage they capture. The movie's producers intended to mail postcards with scenes from the movie and the copy "Will you be watching? May 5, 2009" on the back.
One of the postcards carries an image from the movie which shows a man having his way with a woman in a storage closet. Technically, there's no nudity but the Post Office has called the promotional piece "obscene" and won't allow it to be mailed.
Reacting to the Post Office's stand, Rifkin said, "We're all in shock. "Not only is it censorship, but with the post office in such financial straits, it's ridiculous they won't mail it."
Very true though we suppose we have to consider the fact school age kids do get off the bus mid-afternoon and, often times, bring the mail in for their parents. Seeing that postcard in the mail pile might not go over so well.