Pup­pet film un­der fire

Sunday Tasmanian - - News -

THE mak­ers of Sesame Street are su­ing the pro­moter of a new Melissa McCarthy movie, say­ing it is abus­ing the famed pup­pets’ rep­u­ta­tion to ad­ver­tise the film.

The film, The Hap­py­time Mur­ders, is sched­uled for re­lease Au­gust 17. McCarthy plays a de­tec­tive who teams with a pup­pet part­ner to in­ves­ti­gate pup­pet mur­ders.

The law­suit said the Sesame Street brand will be harmed by a just-re­leased movie trailer fea­tur­ing “ex­plicit, pro­fane, dru­gus­ing, misog­y­nis­tic, vi­o­lent, cop­u­lat­ing and even ejac­u­lat­ing pup­pets” along with the tagline “No Sesame. all street”.

Melissa McCarthy

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