"The People Vs. Larry Flynt" Poster Censored

Jan. 3 -- Ironically, the film version of skin-mag publisher Larry Flynt's battle with censorship had to fight a similar battle... and lost. The original promotional art for "The People Vs. Larry Flynt" (depicting a crucified Woody Harrelson, as Flynt, wearing a stars and stripes diaper) drew gasps of indignation from the industry-monitoring group, the MPAA, which, alas, censored it.

The flap is a small set back for a film that is drawing heaps of critical acclaim. Hole singer Courtney Love has already been nominated for a Golden Globe Award by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for her performance as Flynt's wife, a drug-addicted stripper named Althea Leasure.

"The People Vs. Larry Flynt" is playing now in New York and Los Angeles, and opens nationwide on January 10.