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17th Jul '17 5:30:09 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* The North American box art for ''VideoGame/AlexKidd in the Enchanted Castle'' turns Alex from a cute kid with vaguely simian features into an incredibly stupid-looking dork that resembles a cross between Mortimer Snerd and the Bob's Big Boy mascot.
5th Jul '17 5:30:38 PM SavesTheDay
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* Not quite sex, but the [[http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2314845952/tt1204340?ref_=tt_ov_i cover]] for the 2011 independent film ''Tyrannosaur'' got a lot of criticism, because many were drawn to its page expecting based on the title and the friggin' ''dinosaur skeleton'' on the cover to see... well, a tyrannosaur (many were expecting it to be a ''Franchise/JurassicPark''-style action film). It's actually got nothing to do with dinosaurs and is in fact a drama about abusive relationships.

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* Not quite sex, but the The [[http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2314845952/tt1204340?ref_=tt_ov_i cover]] for the 2011 independent film ''Tyrannosaur'' got a lot of criticism, because many were drawn to its page expecting based on the title and the friggin' ''dinosaur skeleton'' on the cover to see... well, a tyrannosaur (many were expecting it to be a ''Franchise/JurassicPark''-style action film).film. It's actually got nothing to do with dinosaurs and is in fact a drama about abusive relationships.
5th Jul '17 10:49:00 AM bfunc
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* One edition of ''Literature/OddJohn'' has a [[http://www.vintagepbks.com/images/sf/sfsleaze/beacon_236.jpg ridiculously pulpy cover]] where the most prominent element is a naked lady with some tree roots just barely covering her private parts, a creepy bare-chested dude coming at her down the beach, and a blurb which claims that "all women were his playthings!" You'd be excused for thinking this was some kind of a cheap porno.

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* One edition of ''Literature/OddJohn'' has a [[http://www.vintagepbks.com/images/sf/sfsleaze/beacon_236.jpg ridiculously pulpy cover]] where the most prominent element is a naked lady with some tree roots just barely covering her private parts, a creepy bare-chested dude coming at her down the beach, and a blurb which claims that "all women were his playthings!" You'd be excused for thinking this was some kind of a cheap porno. In fairness, John ''does'' have white hair and (towards the end of the book) lives on an island where everybody goes naked pretty much all the time, but the artist seems to have chosen the creepiest possible way of depicting this and the cover blurb doesn't help any.
5th Jul '17 9:27:47 AM bfunc
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*** Especially considering the most glaring error of all: [[RaceLift the character is black, but the woman on the cover is white]].
5th Jul '17 9:12:34 AM bfunc
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* Parodied in ''Film/ThisIsSpinalTap'' where the cover to the band's latest album "Smell the Glove" is described as a naked woman with a collar and leash having a leather glove shoved in her face by a man dressed in BDSM gear, causing quite a bit of controversy. When the album comes out, they give it the least offensive cover imaginable; complete matte black (without even the name of the band or the album).

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* Parodied in ''Film/ThisIsSpinalTap'' where the cover to the band's latest album "Smell the Glove" is described as a naked woman with a collar and leash having a leather glove glove[[note]]"You should have seen the picture they ''wanted'' to use. It wasn't a ''glove'', believe me."[[/note]] shoved in her face by a man dressed in BDSM gear, causing quite a bit of controversy. When the album comes out, they give it the least offensive cover imaginable; complete matte black (without even the name of the band or the album).
1st Jul '17 12:01:31 PM Lemia
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* ''Smart Bitches, Trashy Books'', a website that reviews romance novels, has a regular "[[http://smartbitchestrashybooks.com/tag/cover-snark/ Cover Snark]]" feature where they mock lurid, trashy, poorly Photoshopped, and/or just plain WTF-worthy romance book covers.
20th Jun '17 4:54:27 PM hobbledehoy899
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* ''Haus der Lüge'' by Einstürzende Neubauten. How you're gonna explain to your parents having among your records one with [[http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/images/B0000057NV/sr=8-38/qid=1220489817/ref=dp_image_0?ie=UTF8&n=5174&s=music&qid=1220489817&sr=8-38 an ejaculating horse on the cover]]? (NSFW, obviously.)

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* ''Haus der Lüge'' by Einstürzende Neubauten. How you're gonna are you going to explain to your parents having among your records one with the record that has [[http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/images/B0000057NV/sr=8-38/qid=1220489817/ref=dp_image_0?ie=UTF8&n=5174&s=music&qid=1220489817&sr=8-38 an ejaculating horse on the cover]]? cover]] to your parents? (NSFW, obviously.)
10th Jun '17 11:30:12 AM nombretomado
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* The 2001 recording of Creator/JohannSebastianBach's St. Matthew Passion on Teldec, conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt, has a trussed-up lamb on the cover. Even though ItMakesSenseInContext, it's a fairly unnerving image.

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* The 2001 recording of Creator/JohannSebastianBach's Music/JohannSebastianBach's St. Matthew Passion on Teldec, conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt, has a trussed-up lamb on the cover. Even though ItMakesSenseInContext, it's a fairly unnerving image.
6th Jun '17 1:04:34 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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* ''The Mystery of the Druids'', a rather average adventure game, gets a [[http://www.mobygames.com/images/covers/l/55022-the-mystery-of-the-druids-windows-other.jpg terrifying face]] for a cover.

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* ''The Mystery of the Druids'', ''VideoGame/TheMysteryOfTheDruids'', a rather average adventure game, gets a [[http://www.mobygames.com/images/covers/l/55022-the-mystery-of-the-druids-windows-other.jpg terrifying face]] for a cover.
2nd Jun '17 2:20:07 AM PaulA
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** About half the covers for ''Podkayne of Mars'' also feature a provocatively dressed girl - especially unfortunate if that's supposed to be the protagonist, who's ''fifteen years old'' in the book.

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** About half the covers for ''Podkayne of Mars'' also ''Literature/PodkayneOfMars'' feature a provocatively dressed girl - -- especially unfortunate if that's supposed to be the protagonist, who's ''fifteen years old'' in the book.
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