'Captivity'

<b>Who was offended?</b> Women's groups, Joss Whedon, New York City taxis, Regal Cinemas ... and more!<br>
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<b>What was their beef?</b> It's a wonder "Captivity," a torture movie starring Elisha Cuthbert, made it into any theaters at all. The movie's marketing campaign -- featuring women in <a href="http://andybowden.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/captivity.jpg">violent</a> and <a href="http://www.mcnblogs.com/thehotblog/archives/captivity_ver2.jpg">dire</a> straits -- drew protests from <a href="http://www.mediabistro.com/fishbowlny/movies/regal_cinemas_holding_captivity_62757.asp">nearly everyone</a> who saw ads for the movie, which Joss Whedon deemed "torture porn." The result: "Captivity" made just $2.6  million at the box office.
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Who was offended? Women's groups, Joss Whedon, New York City taxis, Regal Cinemas ... and more!

What was their beef? It's a wonder "Captivity," a torture movie starring Elisha Cuthbert, made it into any theaters at all. The movie's marketing campaign -- featuring women in violent and dire straits -- drew protests from nearly everyone who saw ads for the movie, which Joss Whedon deemed "torture porn." The result: "Captivity" made just $2.6 million at the box office.

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