I haven’t exactly kept it a secret around here the way that I’m sexually wired. For the most part, though, the only person whose opinion matters on the subject is my sexual partner. (And any roommates who have to listen to occasional smacking.) Yet, every so often, BDSM — that’s bondage, dominance, sadomasochism — pops up in mainstream popular culture and us kinksters and spankos get to hear the mainstream’s opinion on our lives.
“Secretary,” starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Spader, a flick about a secretary who enters into a dominance/submission relationship with her boss, came out while I was in college. Although the flick was understandably controversial, it explained to a lot of people, “Hey, we’re just regular folks like you. Except, you know, not so regular!”
More recently, it’s the BDSM erotic novel 50 Shades Of Grey that has people talking. It seems everyone has an opinion on the subject — including those who are completely misguided about who kinksters are and what we do. Take, for instance, feminist blogger Morgane Richardson and a piece she wrote calling 50 Shades “a glimpse into domestic violence.”
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Somebody is getting pink slipped today! Somehow, all of the fireworks for San Diego’s Big Bay Boom 4th of July display were set off at once, resulting in 30 seconds of very, very intense fanfare. Whoops! See video above. [NYMag.com]
Casting news can get so tedious, especially when you couldn’t give a crap about the latest “Breaking Hunger Potter Twilight Games” franchise. But a casting update I can get behind is season two of “American Horror Story,” which will be set in an all-new setting and feature an almost all-new cast. Creator Ryan Murphy dished to The Hollywood Reporter that season two will be “fun, sexy and baroque” and set on an East Coast mental institution for the criminally insane. So who can we expect to see onscreen? Keep reading »
Who needs to go out and see “The Amazing Spider-man” when you can look at this doppelgänger? Okay, so maybe he isn’t quite as beautiful as Andrew Garfield, but it can’t be denied that this Mwanza Flat Headed Agama lizard looks an awful lot like your friendly neghiborhood Spider-man, even down to the pose this photographer caught him in. Although these lizards are native to Africa, my spidey sense tells me that they are poised to be come the designer pet of nerdom. As a Spider-man franchisee devotee, I know I’m a fan. [Daily Mail]
It’s baby season. I mean, fruit season. I mean, I didn’t realize there were so many fruit babies being born out there. The word is that people bring fruit babies to baby showers. But isn’t that kind of creepy to eat a baby? Oh well, who am I to judge? These babies are making me hungry. Click on for more adorable and delicious fruit babies. Just like real babies, no two are the same.
Humans aren’t the only species to get into the holiday spirit. Check out these animals — festooned with ridiculous hats and outfits — doing their best to get into the 4th of July festivities.