Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Words fail

I hate to be a downer, but -- seriously, this is so awful it made me sick, right here in my nice safe cube in ye olde cube farme.

I'm talking, of course, about those unspeakably horrible billboards for a charming new flick called "Captivity," with four separate mid-torture pornphotos accompanied by the text "ABDUCTION, CONFINEMENT, TORTURE, TERMINATION." Google it, I don't wanna link to it. It's that bad.

Apparently they're all over the place in "edgy" urban areas, and are already being pulled because of the outrage they generate (undoubtedly part of the point -- the "buzz," which is a word I already hate but in this context just about makes me stroke out and die hemorrhaging). But Internets, this shit is so far over the top that it really defies words. I can't articulate the sickening dread and overwhelming disgust I feel, looking at this stuff.

Who ARE these people? Why must we live amongst them? Whose sister, whose mother, whose daughter will be the object of their festering, woman-hating disease next?

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Blogger bgirl said...

Okay, I'm bit sheltered and I freak out when confronted with almost anything scary or gory (although I obviously don't live anywhere that has ever, in the history of ever, been defined as "edgy," and therefore I have not been exposed to these billboards thusfar). But when I'm watching the Food Network or A&E and I am suddenly attacked by commercials for the most disturbing films with these horrible, bloody commercials - I think it's kind of the same thing. Though from what I've heard, this one goes above and beyond grody.

6:48 AM  
Blogger Gleemonex said...

Yeah, I'm glad I haven't seen any of these in real life, but it really disturbs me that the pornogrification of violence against women -- once confined to the fringes of society in snuff films -- is creeping further into the mainstream.

9:54 AM  

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