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Weird Tuesday, May 4th 2010 at 11:15 am

Oops: Chinese Theme Park Uses Porn Poster to Advertise Pirates of the Caribbean Ride

On a trip to an amusement park in Xiamen, China, Redditor coltrane087 noticed something unusual about a Pirates of the Caribbean ride: In the midst of standard fare promotional posters for the film, someone had slipped in a poster from Pirates, which is not, in fact, an installment in the beloved Johnny Depp-helmed series, but is rather a pornographic film that, among other accolades, won the 2005 AVN Award for “Best All-Girl Sex Scene – Video.”

Don’t see it? Zoom in on that bottom right corner:

From another angle:

While you can see a legitimate Pirates of the Caribbean poster to the left in the above picture, you may wonder where the poster on the right featuring the blonde buxom pirate comes from. That’s right: It’s from a 2005 pornographic movie called Pirates, which, with a reported budget of 1 million dollars, had the distinction of being the most expensive porn film ever made at the time of its release.

Irony #1: when Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End was released in China, it was heavily censored by authorities at the state-run China Film Group Corporation, who reportedly “cut scenes involving too much violence and horror” — enough to make the film difficult to follow for audiences.

Irony #2: A casting call for the upcoming fourth Pirates of the Caribbean movie, On Stranger Tides, went out of its way to ban women with implants: A restriction which presumably would have knocked out many of the stars of the other Pirates. “Must be 5ft7in-5ft8in, size 4 or 6, no bigger or smaller. Age 18-25. Must have a lean dancer body. Must have real breasts. Do not submit if you have implants.

(via Reddit)

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