The Girlfriend Experience and Lips Inc.


To celebrate the poster for Steven Soderbergh‘s The Girlfriend Experience, we originally intended to post a bunch of Soderbergh posters. Then somebody thought it might be a better idea to do movie posters featuring lips. A noble notion or an idea which revealed its half-assedry after about three films? The answer lies, of course, after the jump.


No arguments with Luis Bunuel‘s The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, which preps the ticket-buyer for the combination of satire and era-specific titillation within.


One of the earliest examples we could find was this poster for The Rocky Horror Picture Show, which trades on the idea that rock is synonymous with The Rolling Stones and androgyny.


Nothing says “this man is also a woman” than some lipstick with your five o’clock shadow.


Film studies students rejoice! This promotional image of Jodie Foster in The Silence of the Lambs hints at how Clarice Starling has her gender identity threatened by an immersion in a masculine world of murder and psychosis. It is also just plain eerie.


The poster that answers the question: What if Jaws was actually about a giant fellatio enthusiast?


Nothing says “this woman is also a man” then a gash of red drawn tighter than Joan Rivers’ entire face.


The poster that asks the question: What were they thinking? And then fails to answer it.


Megan Fox sums up the discussion so far. What are we missing? Throw out some suggestions in the comments box and we’ll open up another room in the gallery.


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