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A Brief History Of Open Legs Movie Posters
One-sheets that prove that sex doesn't always sell

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A Brief History Of Open Legs Movie Posters | Kingpin
Kingpin

Released: 1996
Director: The Farrelly Brothers
Starring: Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid, Vanessa Angel, Bill Murray

The Farrelly Brothers’ movies are at just the right maturity level for the giant legs poster gimmick to work. And there’s something naturally leggy about bowling – as seen in Big Lebowski’s dream sequences – so there is at least a link there. Shame about the horrible, horrible photoshop, mind… Can anyone bend their head down like that? Really?
 

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1
The UK video cover of Only the Lonely had the sexy legs on it as well http://www.imdb.com/media/rm3373832448/tt0102598 More

Posted by Evil_Bob on Saturday October 22, 2011, 11:24

2
See No Evil, Hear No Evil is NOT a terrible movie!! Fuzzy wuzzy was a woman. More

Posted by eddieryan on Saturday October 22, 2011, 00:48

3 Back to basics
Surely this needs to be down to one simple question, which one would you have as a poster on your bedroom wall? More

Posted by bretty on Friday October 21, 2011, 08:43

4
the whoopee boys? which i only know because of hot rod... More

Posted by dazzydee on Thursday October 20, 2011, 19:56

5 why Isn't
Secetary And earth Girls are Easy On the List ? I am sure that there are about 60 other titles too , But I guess these where the Most Memorable . More

Posted by rgod on Thursday October 20, 2011, 17:07

6 not sexy?
Toy Story? SURELY...a great parody too. More

Posted by vikingchild on Thursday October 20, 2011, 10:04

7 one exception
Secretary is one film that has Maggie's legs akimbo & a decent film....a cult classic! More

Posted by megank13 on Thursday October 20, 2011, 10:00

8 Broken Lizard!
Seriously, the Broken Lizard movies often have a pair of long legs on the posters. Super Troopers being the main culprit, Puddle Cruiser I suppose is more of a midriff shot, Club Dread is more a full body shot from behind and Beerfest has two women, legs apart on each edge of the poster. More

Posted by Mijacogeo on Thursday October 20, 2011, 08:27

9 Kingpin
I can't believe you actually think that Vanessa Angel's pose in the Kingpin poster is a Photoshop disaster - it's a joke, playing on the very poster design trope covered by this article! More

Posted by bbX1138 on Wednesday October 19, 2011, 21:39

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How did you forget the original- for the 5o's movie "What Lola Wants"? Man! those legs on Gwen Verdon!! More

Posted by Musicals on Wednesday October 19, 2011, 19:22

11 Wow
I had no idea that so many films were advertised on the basis on open legs! Might go back and check out a Pee Wee Herman poster. More

Posted by danclay77 on Wednesday October 19, 2011, 18:07

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