ROME – Something raunchy is going on at a Polish funeral parlour.
Its owners have turned their caskets into "sexy" props for their 2011 calendar.
The lingerie-clad models draped themselves over coffins, while one even posed topless.
Each of the women’s shots was inspired by a film scene, from movies such as James Bond, Reservoir Dogs and The Godfather.
On one month, a couple are seen apparently making love on top of a coffin, while another shows a curvy topless blonde posing in front of a mirror.
British daily Metro quoted company spokesman Bartek Lindner as saying: "It has a sort of Hollywood feel with a darker edge."
But the calendar, titled Drop Dead Gorgeous, has sparked controversy in Catholic Poland.
A church spokesman Father Tadeusz Rybnik in Warsaw said: ‘This is simply tasteless and shocking.
Death is not sexy and the connotations presented in this calendar are disturbing to say the least.
Last year’s coffin calendar sold over 3,000 copies, and Lindner says he’s hoping to sell more this year.