First Look at William Friedkin’s Black Comedy ‘Killer Joe’ NC-17 Trailer

8 May
2012

The ending is the apparent reason for the MPAA rating, as the famed Exorcist director William Friedkin has refused to¬†compromise his work.¬† The film stars¬†Matthew McConaughey,¬†Emile Hirsch, and¬†Thomas Haden Church¬†in a play-turned-screenplay by¬†Tracy Letts. The poster’s marketing brands it as a “totally twisted deep- fried Texas redneck trailer park murder story”.

What do you think? Will the “graphic aberrant content involving violence and sexuality, and a scene of brutality” keep you from seeing it in theaters, or are you all the more intrigued?

  • Toro913

    That trailer is so tonally off. The movie is pure black comedy, never taking anything seriously. Funny banjo music would’ve set a more honest tone to the trailer than the music they used.

  • David Greenwood

    “graphic abberant content”… Does that mean “very specific depictions of stuff we think is weird?”¬† Gotta love the MPAA.¬† Good for you William Friedkin.¬† I will see this movie on general principle if it ever comes near my town.

  • David Greenwood

    “graphic abberant content”… Does that mean “very specific depictions of stuff we think is weird?”¬† Gotta love the MPAA.¬† Good for you William Friedkin.¬† I will see this movie on general principle if it ever comes near my town.