There's been all kinds of conspiracy-theory speculation as to whether or not Sony released this "pirated" red band trailer for their upcoming film adaptation of Steig Larsson’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Either way, I'm more amused by the red band rating: the trailer consists of choppily edited glimpses of everything from sex scenes to snowy landscapes, but nothing lingers long enough to merit the warning, as far as I can tell. See for yourself:
Of course, the red band is supposed to signify that you can only show the trailer before R, NC-17, or un-rated films, but does anyone really think Sony is looking to promote this sucker before Mr. Popper's Penguins? And if the trailer (and its red band warning) are a studio gimmick, that seems vaguely desperate, like sending religious groups advance screening tickets in hopes that they'll stir up publicity by denouncing the movie.