Ricci still bitter about ‘Black Snake Moan’ marketing

April 20th, 2008 - 1:20 pm ICT by admin  

London, April 20 (IANS) Actress Christina Ricci is still upset with the marketing of her 2007 movie “Black Snake Moan” because she thinks the posters and trailers exploited women. Ricci played a troubled wild girl who is taken in by Samuel L. Jackson’s eccentric character and chained to his radiator in an attempt to rid her of her demons. She enjoyed working on the film and thought it would do really well. But after she saw the promotional material, which included posters featuring her scantily dressed at the end of a chain, she got upset.

Contactmusic.com quoted her as saying: “The way that movie was marketed was probably one of the most disappointing and upsetting things that’s ever happened to me in my career. I have no interest in exploiting women any further than they’ve already been exploited. The whole reason I made that movie was to say, ‘Oh yeah, that girl you called a slut probably went through this, so you might not want to use her and throw her away or judge her. All they (marketing bosses) cared about was college-age boys going to see it.”

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