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The Artist star's racy Les Infideles posters draw complaints- in France??

Feb. 2, 2012by: Alex Riviello

Jean Dujardin has received a lot of attention over here in the States because of his role in THE ARTIST, but he's currently receiving a lot of attention in his homeland of France because of his latest film's marketing campaign. LES INFIDELES is a film made up of a bunch of sketches from different directors about male infidelity, and thus the posters are fairly sexually explicit, including a couple where he appears to be getting head from a woman. In each he's making an excuse for getting off of the phone- in the above poster he's saying he's going to lose reception because he's going into a tunnel.

France is certainly not the place you'd expect people concerned about sexuality, but the ads are going to be pulled because of all the complaints they're receiving. Even though they've only just come in, advertising regulator ARPP has told the billboard owners to take them down.

Other posters that have been censored in France included the Serge Gainsbourg biopic GAINSBOURG: A HEROIC LIFE, which shocked passersby by the depiction of the subject actually smoking a cigarette in the smoke-free city, and a poster for UNDERWORLD which was pulled because some idiot said that Kate Beckinsale carrying guns would promote violence.

It's always amazing to me how a few morally uptight individuals can ruin things for everyone else. Enjoy the posters.

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7:08AM on 02/03/2012

Weird...

...considering that in France, like just about anywhere in Europe, there are topless women on billboards all over the major cities.
...considering that in France, like just about anywhere in Europe, there are topless women on billboards all over the major cities.
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9:08PM on 02/02/2012
Well, they weren't content with banning smoking on posters so they banned it for real. Maybe they're planning to ban sexual intercourse too.

God forbid anyone should fucking laugh or enjoy themselves in any way.
Well, they weren't content with banning smoking on posters so they banned it for real. Maybe they're planning to ban sexual intercourse too.

God forbid anyone should fucking laugh or enjoy themselves in any way.
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8:11PM on 02/02/2012

Not Jean Dujardin on every poster

The blowjob posters are actually featuring french actor Gilles Lellouche. But then again, they could be brothers...

PS : you guys have to watch "Point Blank" starring Lellouche...
The blowjob posters are actually featuring french actor Gilles Lellouche. But then again, they could be brothers...

PS : you guys have to watch "Point Blank" starring Lellouche...
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8:16PM on 02/02/2012
Thats funny, I had to do a double take once you said that
Thats funny, I had to do a double take once you said that
8:10PM on 02/02/2012
Maybe I flipped through the article too fast, but if these posters are out in public they maybe a bit racy for the general public
Maybe I flipped through the article too fast, but if these posters are out in public they maybe a bit racy for the general public
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5:54PM on 02/02/2012

nice

he's going to get his tie wet in that second one.
he's going to get his tie wet in that second one.
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5:53PM on 02/02/2012
Is that Mike Sampson?!? :)
Is that Mike Sampson?!? :)
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6:20PM on 02/02/2012
Thats what I thought :-p
Thats what I thought :-p
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5:41PM on 02/02/2012

Priorities are a lil mixed up

France is complaining about the sexual content in these posters? France? A country where theres severe LEGAL PROSTITUTION, and sex sold everywhere your eye can see?
France is complaining about the sexual content in these posters? France? A country where theres severe LEGAL PROSTITUTION, and sex sold everywhere your eye can see?
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5:11PM on 02/02/2012

EPIC...

indeed. people are fuckin uptight assholes. Seriously. There's far worst things out there to worried about then posters that show off some sex.
indeed. people are fuckin uptight assholes. Seriously. There's far worst things out there to worried about then posters that show off some sex.
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