When Argentinian filmmaker Paula Schargodsky found herself 35, single and accidentally having slept through her last uncoupled friend’s wedding, she knew there was something “she didn’t want to face.” As the only single one left in her circle, she decided to make a documentary film about the “questions [she was struggling] to answer” about the expiration date on female freedom. Schargodsky used “systematically kept” footage of her “love stories and breakups,” her “friends with their boyfriends, then husbands, then pregnant bellies” from the last 10 years to explore the question: “Can social mandates be disregarded, or is my extended youth finally coming to its end?” Keep reading »
As we ponder whether Lindsay Lohan ordered a hit on Barron Hilton, you may be asking yourself, Hmm, what are the other Lohan children up to? The fruitful womb of Dina Lohan spawned many other children, though none are quite as famous. Last time we saw Aliana Lohan, she was breaking into the modeling biz and maybe-getting plastic surgery. Turns out, she’s got a set of pipes on her, too. Here’s a bashful yet endearingly charming Ali singing a part from Christina Aguilera’s song “Beautiful.” She’s OK, no? [YouTube.com/AlianaLohan]
Christmas has come early! Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag are BACK, but a seemingly more humbled version of their once-egomaniacal selves. Last night, E! aired the special, “Heidi & Spencer: After Shock” (trailer above), which tells the Speidi story in the couple’s own words, including where they’ve been since they fell off the radar a couple years ago. In short, the producers of “The Hills,” which made the couple famous, convinced them to act like total dickweeds, then the fame went to their heads, they spent all of their money, tried everything to get it back, and have now realized none of it was worth it. Away from the limelight, they have realized what’s important — and that is setting the record straight by doing a special on E! and trying to improve their public image so Spencer will give Heidi a baby. Keep reading »
This weekend I achieved a lifelong dream of seeing a special holiday screening of “Home Alone” on the big screen at a local movie theater. I’m sure I saw it at the theater when it first came out, but I can’t remember (I was 5 at the time), so I jumped at the chance to get the full “Home Alone” movie theater experience as an adult. In fact, when Nick and I saw the poster up outside the theater a few weeks ago, we literally ran in to the box office and breathlessly begged the guy at the counter to dig us up two tickets to the surely sold-out show. He laughed and said we were the first ones to even ask about it. Needless to say, on Saturday we had the best seats in the house.
The movie was as great as it always is, but the movie theater setting came with an unexpected perk: I sat next to a very chatty old man who had apparently never seen “Home Alone” before. He narrated pretty much the entire movie as I struggled to stifle my laughter. Here are some of his quotes that were just too good not to share: Keep reading »
It’s that time of year when the weather gets a bit cooler and you’ve got to pull out your winter gear — big coat, gloves, hat and scarf — there’s nothing out of the ordinary about that. But one artist is raising eyebrows with his choice of ‘scarves’ that aren’t wool or even silk … they’re white women. Read more on Huffington Post…
You are very kind! The response is primarily very positive. I just want to show that you can be a blustery hairy “alpha” male and a feminist at the same time. Plus, I love affirmative action. Misogyny will almost definitely outlast homophobia and racism on this planet and it’s because of systems that were put in place forever ago and assiduously maintained and strengthened over the years. So we’ve got to tear those down. And when I say “we,” that includes men. And guess what? MY LOT, as a straight white man, IMPROVES when women’s lot improves. A rising tide raises all ships > there are more women then men on the planet > if we improve women’s lot, the world is BETTER FOR EVERYONE. HOW DO PEOPLE NOT REALIZE THIS? It infuriates me, then I turn that fury into jokes, essays, basic human kindness and hard work to try and make the world a better place for everyone. WOE unto the man who doesn’t actively try to make the world better for women. Regardless of one’s spiritual beliefs, his soul will be torn apart by neon griffins in hell.
In his analysis of the problems (real and falsely perceived) with the “pink aisle,” MovieBob has some things to say about “The Hunger Games”—namely that it reinforces an outdated notion of male = good and female = bad by giving its heroine stereotypically masculine traits and the Capitol stereotypically feminine ones. Watch MovieBob explain why pink is not the problem on The Mary Sue…
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 we learn all about a Frisky reader. After the jump, meet Jordan!
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Postmodern Jukebox, a group of musicians led by Scott Bradlee, have reinvented Avicii and Aloe Blacc’s hit “Wake Me Up,” teaming up with Mariachi Fiesta del Norte to bring you this Mariachi-style twist on the popular song. Check out their YouTube channel for all their innovative covers of songs in every musical style you can imagine. [Huffington Post]