Comedian Tom Mabe plays hidden camera pranks.

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: None

Mabe in America - Zack and Miri Make a Porno - Netflix

Zack and Miri Make a Porno is a 2008 American romantic sex comedy film written and directed by Kevin Smith and starring Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks. It is Smith's second film (after Jersey Girl) not to be set within the View Askewniverse and his first film not set in New Jersey. It was released on October 31, 2008.

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On May 30, 2008, the first teaser trailer for the film was released on Smith's website, The teaser depicts Rogen and Banks' characters as they hold auditions. In his online diary, Kevin Smith insisted it was strictly a teaser, mentioning, “There ain't a frame of footage in this puppy that's in the actual flick, so feel free to watch it without fear of 'spoilers'. This is just a little something to give you a bit of a feel for the flick.” On July 21, however, the video was removed from the website following an order by the MPAA because it was designated a “teaser trailer” without passing through MPAA certification. On September 2, 2008, a red band trailer of the film was released at IGN. A poster for the film (pictured right) released in September 2008, which suggests the title characters are performing oral sex on each other, was prohibited for use in US theaters by the MPAA. The poster used in the US lampoons the film's explicit subject matter by featuring stick figures, with the explanation in the poster's text this is the only image that can be shown. Despite this restriction, many media outlets refused to run the poster, or any ad that includes the word “porno” in the title, including a number of newspapers, TV stations, cable channels, and city governments, some of which responded to complaints about the ads at baseball stadiums and city bus stops. Many theaters displayed the film's title on their marquee as merely Zack and Miri. Weinstein Company marketing head Gary Faber stated that the ad was accepted in most of the outlets that were offered it, but that the studio would consider variations of the title for outlets that rejected it, including one version of the poster without the title that bears the slogan, “Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks made a movie so outrageous that we can't even tell you the title.” On November 10, 2008, The Weinstein Company announced that it would be re-launching the U.S. ad campaign for the film, with the main focus being a new poster that featured Rogen and Banks in a meadow with animals rendered in the style of children's animated cartoons. However, the new poster also took a jab at the controversy surrounding the image of the second poster—namely the controversy surrounding the use of the word “porno” in an image so seemingly kid-friendly—by including the statement “A poster for everyone who finds our movie title hard to swallow”.

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