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Your Grandma’s A Whore! Check Out “Frauenzimmer,” A New German Documentary

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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Trailer For “Kirstie Alley’s Big Life” Is Another Gem In The Actress’s Weight Loss Oeuvre


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 »

Conservatives To Whack A Nancy Pelosi Pinata At Conference

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 »

Britney’s In Between Somebody’s Legs For New Candie’s Ad

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 »

Cookie Monster In High Heels Is All Kinds Of Wrong

Who knew that underneath his crumb-flecked blue fur, Cookie Monster wore over-the-knee tights and foxy white kitten heels? Hey, look on the bright side: these Sesame Street Halloween costumes aren’t as seXXXy as they could have been! [CostumeCraze.com] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Teen Girl Drivers Admit To Speeding More Than Boys

  • Teenage boys have generally had worse driving records, and car insurance rates across the country have reflected as much. But a recent study of teen drivers by the Allstate Foundation found that 27 percent of teen girls admit to driving over 10 miles over the speed limit, compared with only 19 percent of boys. Hmm, I think some of those teen boys are lying! An Allstate spokesman, who apparently agrees with me, added, “Experience still shows female drivers are safer than boys at this age.” [Chicago Tribune]
  • Judge Sylvia Pressler, whose 1973 ruling opened up Little League baseball to girls who wanted to play, passed away Feb. 15 at age 75. Ruling on a 12-year-old New Jersey girl who wanted to play ball, Pressler wrote in her opinion: “The institution of Little League is as American as the hot dog and apple pie. There is no reason why that part of Americana should be withheld from girls.” One year later, the Little League amended its charter to allow girls. [AP]
  • Riot grrrl pioneer Kathleen Hanna, formerly of the bands Le Tigre and Bikini Kill, will be donating her papers to the newly created Riot Grrrl Archive at New York University’s library. [Feministing]

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What You Can Learn From 7 Types Of Bitches

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 »

Kevin Smith Kicked Off Southwest Flight Over His Weight, Makes A Scene On Twitter

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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 »

Quotable: Does Tina Fey Wear Her Playboy Bunny Necklace Ironically?

“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.”

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Behold The Sexual Innuendo In SJP’s “Sesame Street” Spot

If you’re as immature as we are, Sarah Jessica Parker‘s recent spot for “Sesame Street” about the concept of “big” will send you into a fit of giggles.

Oh, poor Grover. If you only knew what we were thinking when you shout, “You must want the biggest thing I can find!” Oh yeah she does, the little minx. [YouTube] Keep reading »

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