Jessica Wakeman

Spider-Woman Is Sexy, Sexy, Sexy

This week, the site Comic Book Resources got an exclusive  look at the covers for some upcoming comics, including Spider-Woman #1.  It's very cool of course (see one of the covers after the jump), but one of the variant covers released by Marvel (above left) is a real head-scratcher. You can see how…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 21, 2014

Here’s A New Trailer For “Kink,” James Franco’s Documentary About BDSM Porn

"Kink," a documentary about the porn web site Kink.com, debuted in January at the Sundance Film Festival. Yesterday, the film, which explores the largest BDSM online porn empire, released a new trailer in anticipation of a limited release. I've heard complaints about the film — it's "boring" (which is unfortunately alway…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 21, 2014

Misty Copeland’s Life Story To Become A Film

Ballet dancer Misty Copeland, the second African-American female soloist to dance with the American Ballet Theater, will be the subject of a new movie. The film will be an adaptation of her memoir Life In Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina.   [Deadline Hollywood] What got Mariah Carey…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 21, 2014

Frisky Reader Revealed: Good Golly, It’s Molly Spurgeon

Hands down, the best thing about working at The Frisky is our amazing readers. We so heart all of your witty, thoughtful, and informative comments — heck, we even appreciate the mean ones. Sometimes, we can’t help but wonder about the faces behind the avatars. So we decided to bring back our regular column where…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 21, 2014

There Are More Adult Women Gamers Than Gamer Boys Under 18

The face of gaming is still a pack of rowdy preteen boys, faux-blasting each other with pixelated guns for giggles. In the United States, adult women are an impressive 48 percent of all gamers — more than gamer boys under 18. A huge part of the increase is due to mobile games, like "…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 20, 2014

Meet Sideshow Performer (And Sword Swallower!) The Lady Aye

By day, she is Elise S. Carter. Onstage, she is The Lady Aye, a professional sideshow performer. She can eat and breath fire, lay on a bed of nails, escape from a straightjacket, and is one of the few female sword swallowers in the world (and the only Jewish female sword swallower i…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 20, 2014

Macy’s To Pay $650K Settlement Over Racial Profiling

The New York Attorney General's office announced this week it has found "loss prevention officers" at Macy's department store to have followed Black and Latino customers more often than white patrons. In response to these findings, Macy's has agreed to a pay a $650,000 settlement, hire an independent monitor, and release an anti-racial profiling memorandum…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 20, 2014

Report: Mariah Carey Hired Spy To Catch Nick Cannon Cheating

Mariah Carey hired a security guard to keep watch over Nick Cannon because Mimi had a hunch he'd been cheatin', according to a Page Six report. It's not clear whether the guard actually uncovered Nick being unfaithful to his wife of six years. Nevertheless, the couple has been "fighting a lot" and living separately for…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 20, 2014

Men, This Is What Goes Through A Woman’s Mind While Giving A Blowjob

There aren't enough songs about blowjobs,  that's what I always say. So, for anyone who has never given a blowjob before — be you a straight male, a gay woman, or a member of the Duggar family — here are silly songstresses Garfunkel and Oates to explain exactly what goes through one's mind during a…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 20, 2014

Sorority Sister Uses N-Word In Racist Snapchat, Gets Kicked Out

A member of the Chi Omega sorority at the University of Alabama has been dismissed from the sorority after she posted a Snapchat with two friends which was captioned "Chi O got NO n***as!!!!!" (According to WVTM Birmingham, two Black women joined the sorority during this rush period.) The University of Alabama ha…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 19, 2014

Trayvon Martin’s Mom Writes Open Letter To Michael Brown’s Family

I hate that you and your family must join this exclusive yet growing group of parents and relatives who have lost loved ones to senseless gun violence. Of particular concern is that so many of these gun violence cases involve children far too young. But Michael is much more than a police/gun violence case; Michael…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 19, 2014

Morning Quickies: Behold Miley Cyrus’ 5-Foot Bong

It's still a work in progress. [Instagram.com/MileyCyrus] Christian Bale and his model wife, Sibi, have welcomed their second child, a son. Congrats! [People] Mischa Barton is being sued for blowing off a film to party in Europe instead. [TMZ] The longtime announcer of "Saturday Night Live," Don Pardo, died…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 19, 2014

Professor Mireille Miller-Young Sentenced To Anger Management Classes For Stealing Anti-Abortion Protesters’ Sign

Back in March, Mireille Miller-Young, an associate professor of feminist studies at UC Santa Barbara, made headlines for stealing a graphic anti-abortion sign from a group of protesters called Survivors Of The Abortion Holocaust on her campus. In addition to destroying the sign with scissors, Miller-Young also allegedly scratched and pushed a 16-year-old protester.
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 18, 2014

New Jersey Middle School Refuses To Let Trans Girl Come Back To Classes

Thorne Middle School in Middletown, New Jersey, told a 13-year-old trans girl named Rachel Pepe that she is not allowed back in school unless she goes by her previous identity of "Brian." [Asbury Park Press] Here are seven Black women to follow for updates on the aftermath of Michael Brown's murder in Ferguson,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 18, 2014

NYC Politician Announces On Twitter That She Has “High Risk HPV”

Melissa Mark-Viverito made an unusual admission for a politician on Sunday night: New York City's City Council Speaker announced to her followers on Twitter that she has high risk HPV. Mark-Viverito shared how the common STI she has can potentially lead to cervical cancer and that she is having a biopsy on Tuesday. She…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 18, 2014

On Making The Case For Kink As A Sexual Orientation

Today on Slate.com is an excellent piece about why "kinky" should be considered a sexual orientation. Writer Jillian Keenan posits how we define a person's sexual orientation should include what kind of energies turn a person on — dominant or submissive, for example — because for people like Keenan and myself,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 18, 2014

Your Cat Can Fight Internet Censorship With A Kim Jong Un Scratching Post

If there is one thing cats hate, it's water. If there's two things cats hate, it's water and Internet censorship. A group called The Pussycat Riot (not affiliated with the band) is using famous Internet cats to draw attention to world leaders who suppress their peoples' access to information online. It's a project…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 18, 2014

Christina Aguilera Had A Baby Girl & Watch Katy Perry Get Her Nose Pierced

Christina Aguilera welcomed her second child into the world on Saturday morning, a little girl named Summer Rain Rutler. Mazel tov! [US Weekly] Jon Hamm revealed to GQ that he turned down "Green Lantern" (which eventually went to Ryan Reynolds). That must have been nice to do after auditioning for "every one of…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 18, 2014

Frisky Reader Revealed: There Goes Dame_Rose

Hands down, the best thing about working at The Frisky is our amazing readers. We so heart all of your witty, thoughtful, and informative comments — heck, we even appreciate the mean ones. Sometimes, we can’t help but wonder about the faces behind the avatars. So we decided to bring back our regular column where…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 16, 2014

California Bill To Expand Porn’s Condom Usage Dies In Committee

A bill to increase pressure on the porn industry to comply with an existing law requiring adult performers to wear condoms during sex scenes filmed in Los Angeles County has died in committee. The new bill would have required HIV testing and expanded the law's reach to all counties in California, as many…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 15, 2014

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