Last night they held the premiere of “Capitivity,” the slasher pic that would just be any other slasher pic this summer were it not for the MPAA’s sanctions on its marketing campaign.
According to Fishbowl LA, apparently the MPAA was none too happy when party planners wrapped the nightclub Privilege, the sight of the premiere party, in some left over billboards. An MPAA official called producers and the sheets were pulled down and put inside.
When After Dark Films ran ads for “Captivity” last spring that the MPAA deemed inappropriate, the ratings board suspended its rating and required that it clear all promo and marketing materials with them.
The party for “Capitivity” was billed as chock full of such things as bondage and dominatrixes, and it was, but Fishbowl says that “the only risky act was breathing second-hand smoke.” The event was covered live by Internet TV outlet Mania TV, with Dave Navarro as the host. An encore webcast is run tonight.
I wasn’t at the party, even though from what I have heard it wasn’t just the kids who were there. My slasher-watching experience ended with Betsy Palmer getting her head chopped off in the first “Friday the 13th.”