The decision didn't affect editorial coverage of the film, which opened Aug. If logiin to the Motion Picture Association of America ratings board, it would likely be rated NC, due to its frank scenes of sexuality and nudity.
During the film's Seattle run, nobody younger than 18 will be admitted. Earlier this month, The Times' ad department reviewed a proposed ad for "Sex and Lucia," which consisted of a photograph of actress Paz Vega riding a moped.
Beside the photo are quotes from critics, with the largest reading, "One of the most erotic films ever made" and, in smaller print, "one of the best movies of the year. No one under 18 will be admitted.
In this case, the language on the ad triggered an internal review process, involving several managers in the ad department. After examination of a trailer provided by the film's distributor, the ad was rejected.
The Times routinely declines for NC films such as last fall's "L. Although were initially declined for the unrated film "Requiem for a Dream," the ad department reversed its decision after further review.
Karol Martesko-Fenster, head of film for Palm Pictures distributor of "Sex and Lucia"said that no other newspaper, in the dozens of cities playing the film, has objected to the. She notes that the policy may have "a serious impact A the caliber of films to which Seattle audiences will have access.
And it is just not worthy of a city known for supporting the arts and opposing any form of arts censorship. We are a locally owned community newspaper, and we make decisions about our community, our readers.