One film in particular has shaken up the Berlin International Film Festival taking place this week: “Frauenzimmer,” a documentary by 28-year-old filmmaker Saara Aila Waasner which follows three grandmother-aged women who work as prostitutes in Germany. Yes, prostitutes! Christel, 59, boasts of the demand for older women; Paula, 49, runs a bordello; and Karolina, 64, is a dominatrix who works in an S&M studio. Waasner said she wanted to show “the real people behind the job” and how some female sex workers find the job to be empowering, not exploitative. We just have one question: How soon until “Frauenzimmer” — or “Silver Girls” in English — opens in the U.S.? [The Local DE]
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I know what you’re thinking: AGAIN?!?!
Oh, yes! Kirstie Alley
, the woman behind “Fat Actress” and oh so many weight loss
commercials, has let reality TV cameras into her home to do a show about losing weight. (And, apparently, her pet lemurs.) Keep reading »
According to politics blog, The Washington Scene, guests at this week’s Conservative Political Action Conference will attend a party on Friday night where guests can take a whack at a pinata shaped like Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. The Pelosi pinata will allegedly be filled with candy, bills and “favorite Pelosi sayings.”
According to Mary Christopher, outreach coordinator for another conservative political action committee, “We’re hoping to have the females whack the piñata and males try their hand at a [Democratic Senate Majority Leader] Harry Reid punching bag.”
Right, because women hitting a woman and men hitting a man somehow makes it OK. Keep reading »
When all else fails, Britney Spears falls back on her tried-and-true “Is it sexy or is it pervy?” little girl routine. Let’s just pray the poor teddy bear in this Candie’s ad isn’t one of Sean Preston or Jayden James‘ favorite toys. Keep reading »
Ever heard the saying “Well-behaved women rarely make history”? No? Well, maybe you’re more familiar with this 2008 Tina Fey-ism: “Bitches get stuff done!” Fey was talking about Hillary Clinton, of course, but all of us bitches out there clutched our hearts in gratitude. Uber-competent, competitive, no-time-for-BS ball busters — bitches, for lack of a better word — are truly an under-appreciated segment of the population. Bitches aren’t necessarily bitter people, but they’re driven by a certain amount of frustration because they look around at the mess in the world and know they could do it better. So, in the spirit of Maxim‘s “What You Can Learn From Seven Types of A**holes,” let’s see what we can learn from the School of Bitch, shall we? Keep reading »
You’re too fat to fly! That’s what Southwest Airlines apparently told director Kevin Smith when they booted him off his plane to Burbank, according to his pissed-off tweets on Saturday night. Smith’s heavyset frame was apparently so large that the person sitting next to him couldn’t move the armrest down. Silent Bob tweeted that “Captain Leysath” deemed him a “flight risk” because his size would make it difficult for other passengers to get past him in case of an emergency, so a flight attendant named “Suzanne” forced him off the plane and gave him a $100 voucher for another flight.
But, Smith warned on Twitter, “you f**ked with the wrong sedentary processed-foods eater!” Keep reading »
“To talk about the impact of fashion is really interesting. I think so much of it is tied into feminism. I am a post-baby boomer who has been handed a sort of Spice Girls‘ version of feminism. We’re supposed to be wearing half-shirts and jumping around. And, you know, maybe that’s not panning out. But you can tell different generations of women by whether or not they wear that Hillary Clinton blue power suit or the reappropriated Playboy-symbol necklace worn ironically. I think women dress for other women to let them know what their deal is. Because if women were only dressing for men, there would be nothing but Victoria’s Secret. There would be no Dior.”
— Tina Fey gets all Women’s Studies-y talking about clothes [Vogue] Keep reading »