Steven Monroe's remake of Meir Zarchi's infamous rape/revenge flick I Spit on Your Grave has been in the news a lot over the course of the past few days. The film is already sparking controversy, not only after its world premiere at Fantasia (where one person passed out and another hijacked the Q&A session to berate the filmmakers), but also with its poster. Dustin Rowles over at Pajiba was quite upset at the image on the new one-sheet and wrote a lengthy piece about it entitled The Reprehensible Sexualization of Rape.
I think Rowles makes some interesting points in his piece, but I don't agree with all of them. Yes, the new poster for I Spit on Your Grave does attempt to use sex as a selling point. That's not any different from a million other posters, but since the sexualized woman featured prominently in the poster has just been beaten and raped, I can see the reason for his outrage.
Hit the jump for more observations about the remake and exploitation cinema in general.