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Choke redband trailer offers cheap sex

Choke.jpgWow, there's a red band trailer online for Choke, quite frankly I can't believe that this is red band, but then the MPAA are quite sexually backward, and it's not only uninteresting but it also seems to be advertising the film in the worst possible way.

To me it seems to be saying come to the cinema and see breasts and weird sexual activity that we've covered up for the trailer.

I don't see much appeal in this trailer and it comes down to whether you are instantly drawn to the names of Chuck Palahniuk and Sam Rockwell. If neither of these things are in the trailer or you didn't know about them then I don't think there's anything appealing in here...unless you're going to a sticky floor cinema wearing a long coat.

However the film is adapted from Palahniuk's novel (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com), the man who wrote Fight Club and it stars Rockwell, Anjelica Huston and Kelly Macdonald. You know there may be something more interesting here, the problem is the marketing is all about cheap softcore sex on screen.

Interestingly the story is more about the fact that the lead character fakes choking on food in restaurants to illicit payments from concerned patrons and owners in order to pay for his mother's hospital bills. Yeah, where's that in the trailer? Doesn't matter, let's show breasts and sex.

I found the Choke trailer through Row Three which you can see below:

You can see the previous Choke non-red band trailer right here.



It's been a while since I read it, but I actually thought the book was more about sex than the choking stuff... I don't remember the choking thing actually having that much significance in the plot.


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