“Rachel Getting Married”
Anne Hathaway takes an indie turn in this complicated portrait of one weekend, two sisters, and the family’s black sheep.
Keira Knightley plays the Duchess of Devonshire in a period drama about the Paris Hilton of the18th century.
“Battle in Seattle”
Charlize Theron riots in a retelling of the 1999 World Trade Organization protests, directed by her boyfriend Stuart Townsend. Keep reading »
The trailer (NSFW language) for “Good Dick” — the tale of a video store clerk who falls in love with a porn-renting female customer — makes this movie look deeply awesome. The romantic comedy, which played at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, was written and directed by and stars 27-year-old Marianna Palka, and costars Jason Ritter, the son of John Ritter. Keep reading »
Frisky favorite Refinery29 has an interview with Frisky friend and call girl blogger Debauchette. These days, call girls are the new black. From the Spitzer scandal to “Sex and the City” creator Darren Star’s call girl HBO show in the making, America can’t get enough when it comes to the secret lives of 21st century courtesans. And Debauchette is one of our favorites. Smart, sexy, and savvy, she exposes the complexities of high-end sex work with unprecedented candor. In the interview, she recounts her journey from a Northern California childhood to graduate school to fetish model to erotic provider. So, what’s a courtesan? Keep reading »
“Find your place, and let the world gravitate to you. None of this mix-and-mingle business.” — Diana Vreeland, former Vogue editor-in-chief Keep reading »
Shocker! According to recent research, social networking is more popular than pornography. “Data geek” Bill Tancer says online searches for adult content have dropped by 10-percent, and social networking is what’s hot. You mean real people are looking to interact with real people? Maybe the internet isn’t so bad after all. Keep reading »
Stripper turned Academy Award-winning “Juno” screenwriter Diablo Cody has returned to ranting on her MySpace page, and this one’s a doozy. After she climbed out of Midwestern obscurity to win an Oscar, work with Spielberg, and garner the attention of the international media, the former blogger found herself a target for those who didn’t appreciate her writing abilities, her pole dancing skills, or her ascent to the top of the Hollywood pile. Keep reading »
A long time ago, I dated this guy who was a celebrity. He had his own TV show. You probably know who he is. But let’s not go there, shall we? At the end of our first date, he took me to his house in the Hollywood Hills. When I walked in the door, I found there were four life-sized, anatomically correct sex dolls sitting around on the furniture. They were RealDolls. They cost several thousand dollars a piece. Some of them were dressed. Some of them were not. It was kind of awkward. While he went in the kitchen to get a beer, I sat next to one of the dolls. She was cold and clammy. I pulled at her tongue, and it came out in my hand. I wondered what he saw in them. Ultimately, our relationship was short-lived. Maybe he preferred inanimate objects to me. Today, after I read this report about a sex doll who was thrown away by the side of the road, I wondered whatever happened to those love dolls. Keep reading »
Why am I in love with Michael Scott from “The Office“? I have no clue. Maybe it’s his irresistible smarminess. Maybe it’s his constant inappropriateness. Maybe it’s because of that time he tried to hold a rave in his hotel room while traveling on business. Whatever the reason, a fellow fan has seen fit to create a greatest hits reel of every time he’s delivered his “That’s what she said!” punchline. [Defamer] Keep reading »
“Just throw me in my coffin now with these earrings on.” — Rachel Zoe on last night’s episode of “The Rachel Zoe Project,” the Frisky’s latest obsession. (Check back later today for more on the Zoe show.) Keep reading »
A new essay in the New Yorker takes a look at India’s “sacred sex workers.” In “Serving the Goddess,” author William Dalrymple spends time with the country’s devadasis. What’s a devadasi? An ancient Hindu practice in which women are “dedicated” to a god or goddess, some of those women become prostitutes. “The nature of that service and the name given to it have wide regional variations and have changed through time; only recently have most devadasis come to be working in the sex trade,” he writes. It’s an interesting read about a country in which “sacred” and “sex work” have become strange bedfellows. Keep reading »