Amelia McDonell-Parry

Born and raised in California, Amelia moved to NYC after graduating from the University of California at Santa Cruz. After toiling away at Interview, Rolling Stone and Maxim magazines, she made the move online and has been basking in the harsh glow of her laptop screen ever since. When she's not spending her days editing and writing (about topics as vast as feminism, Ryan Gosling, "Star Trek," and the latest D-list sex tape), Amelia is buying peonies, hanging with her dog Lucca and dreaming about her next vacation. Email Amelia at amelia[at]thefrisky.com

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Compassionate Fashion: Stock Up On Cool Basics At Everlane

Over the last, oh, six months or so, I’ve pretty much stopped buying fashion magazines and have all but quit paying attention to trends, aside from noticing those which are impossible to miss (seriously, are we really trying to make high-fashion Tevas a thing and can we NOT?). I did a major purge of my closet before…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 18, 2015

That Scene Between Alicia & Kalinda On “The Good Wife” Season Finale Was Faked!

I don’t actually watch this show, but consider me officially interested in whatevr is going on offscreen between Julianna Margulies and Archie Panjabi.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 16, 2015

Kill It With Fire: Kate Bosworth’s Hideously Expensive Flatform Sandals

Not to mention every other high-fashion Teva (HAHAHAHAHAHAHA) being shoved down our throats this time of year.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 15, 2015

Welp, This Might Be The Most Insane And Damaging “Serial” Update Yet

NPR’s “Serial” podcast ended back in December, but if you were a rabid fan of Sarah Koenig’s deep dive into the case of Adnan Syed, convicted in 1999 in the murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee, your obsession probably didn’t end with Koenig’s mealy-mouthed conclusion. A lot has happened since then, after all. Jay Wilds, Syed’s supposed…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 13, 2015

Cotton Vagina: When Smoking Weed Makes Your Twat Dry As Hell

As a relatively frequent practitioner of what I call “stoney sex,” I’m all too familiar with the benefits (heightened sensations!) and bummers (kissing with cottonmouth!) of smoking weed before fucking. But I gotta admit I haven’t noticed what Vice says is boner-killing side effect of smoking pot: cotton vagina, aka vaginal dryness. You know how when someone smokes weed…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 12, 2015

Meet The 25 Doofuses Who Will Decide Whether Kaitlyn Or Britt Is The Next “Bachelorette”

This coming Monday, May 18, “The Bachelorette” franchise will kick off its latest season, and this time, there’s a twist. This season starts off by pitting two “Bachelorette” hopefuls, last season’s Britt (left) and Kaitlyn (right), against each other, with the 25 guys getting to pick who they would like to spend the rest of the season dating. Ugh. If…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 12, 2015

Everyone But Your Mom And Katy Perry Will Star In Taylor Swift’s Video For “Bad Blood”

Hey girl, did you get your invite yet? Duh, your invite to be in, like, the hottest music video of the year, of course. You know, for Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood”? Soooo many people got their invites already, I’m sure yours is coming. Of course, Karlie Kloss and Ellie Goulding are set to appear in the video,…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 11, 2015

WWJDD? James Deen, Our New Advice Columnist, Talks Orgasms, Sexual Taboos & Why Porn Stars Are Not Sex Educators

Say hello to James Deen. Surely you’re heard of him? He’s a multi-hyphenate: Porn star, director, owner of JamesDeen.comactor (dude, I enjoyed “The Canyons”), the man who inadvertently helped me find my orgasm, and now, I’m thrilled to officially announce, our new advice columnist. Six weeks ago, James and I spent, like, seven hours drinking and conversing and at…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 11, 2015

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Watch “Montage Of Heck,” Listen To The Alabama Shakes & Make An Emoji Clutch

Here are a few ways to kick back this Sunday, after you take your mom out to brunch, of course.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 10, 2015

8 Very Important Questions We Asked Our Moms This Mother’s Day

In honor of Mother’s Day, the Frisky staff interviewed our moms to find out how their lives changed when we were born and what they learned about love and life as a parent. Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms, maternal figures and grandmothers out there!

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 10, 2015

Tina Fey Strips Down To Her Spanx To Say Goodbye To David Letterman

It’s rare that David Letterman is rendered speechless, but lo and behold, his mouth was left agape when Tina Fey stopped by last night to bid him goodbye as he prepares to end his run as host of the “Late Show.” Fey has been a guest on the show a whopping 20 times, and for each…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 8, 2015

Man, People Have Really Strong Feelings About Maxi Dresses, Huh?

My Twitter timeline is really hyped up about two articles right now: that New York Times expose on nail salons and a humor essay over at Jezebel called “Death to the Maxi Dress.” Well, the latter is supposed to be funny, but a lot of folks on Twitter, not to mention the commenters on the…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 7, 2015

“White God” Is A Hungarian Movie About A Dog Uprising And I Am Here For It

If you’re like me and generally prefer dogs to human beings, something tells me the newish Hungarian film, “White God,” will speak to you. A hit at the Cannes Film Festival, the movie is about a world in which mixed breed dogs — like my pup Lucca — are considered “unfit” by the government, and…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 7, 2015

Miley Cyrus Teams Up With Joan Jett For A New “Backyard Session” Benefitting Homeless & LGBTQ Teens

Say what you want about Miley Cyrus’s attempt at doing rap music, her sexually cartoonish art and her various antics, but her commitment to helping homeless and LGBTQ teens is seriously awesome. Miley recently launched her own charity called the Happy Hippie Foundation, which seeks to serve those vulnerable populations, and she’s relaunched her popular…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 6, 2015

Soledad O’Brien Tells The Media To Stop Calling Protestors “Thugs”

Bless Soledad O’Brien for having the guts to say to her colleagues in media that their insistence on using the word “thug(s)” to describe protestors (even so-called “violent” ones) is both lazy and problematic.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 6, 2015

Whoops! “The Price Is Right” Awarded A Treadmill To A Contestant In A Wheelchair

Yikes. I know that these prizes are decided in advance and they likely have no idea who from the audience is going to “come on down!” — let alone get a shot at winning the show’s weird variety of expensive household items/cars/vacations — but this is still epically awkward. I hope they let this contestant in a wheelchair swa…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 5, 2015

Jeremy Renner Doubles Down, Calls Black Widow A Slut Again

Last month, “Avengers” costars Jeremy Renner and Chris Evans found themselves in a bit of hot water when, during an interview, they joked about the character of Black Widow (played by Scarlett Johanasson) being a “slut” and “a complete whore.” The two kinda sorta apologized for demeaning the one leading female superhero of the group,…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 5, 2015

FKA Twigs’ Met Ball Dress Proves Dicks Make Everything Better

FKA Twigs’ fiance Robert Pattinson was on her arm at last night’s Met Ball, but it was the dick on her dress that stole everyone’s attention. The dress, designed by Christopher Kane, was a Picasso-esque tribute to the body, with an artfully displayed cock right at the point where her dress slit. Sexual. LOVE IT. [The Cut]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 5, 2015

Ryan Gosling Eats His Cereal In Memory Of Vine User Ryan McHenry

Remember that series of Vines featuring Ryan Gosling refusing to eat his cereal from a few years ago? Well, in sad news, Ryan McHenry, the creator of the video shorts, died on Sunday from osteosarcoma and Gosling paid tribute to him by posting the above video in which he finally eats his cereal. “My heart goes out…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 5, 2015

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