“I’m pretty amazed by Hello Kitty. I see so many women in their 30s walking around in Hello Kitty shit and nobody is concerned for them … [Is it] the one iconic teenage symbol that seems okay for women in their 30s? The world seems to not have an issue with it … [I] said to the costume director, ‘Get me some Hello Kitty T-shirts.’ Those were my demands.”
– Charlize Theron on the reasoning behind her “Young Adult” costumes. I think what she’s trying to say, very diplomatically, is that there is a point when a woman becomes too old to wear Hello Kitty paraphernalia. I tend to agree with her. No offense to Hello Kitty, but the last time I visited a Sanrio store, I was in elementary school. I appreciate how Charlize’s “Young Adult” character is opening up the discussion about the ways in which women experience arrested development. We struggle to grow up just as much as men do, we just express it differently. [Us Weekly]
Couples can get into real trouble when it comes to the guessing game — as evidenced by this little clip, featuring Broad City star Ilana Glazer. Sometimes it’s so much better just to come out and tell your partner what’s going on, ladies. [YouTube]
I guess I should start by saying congratulations. You’re getting married this weekend. To someone who isn’t me. Still, even I can admit you guys seem like a good match: you share a love of tattoos and heavy eyeliner. You sent out gothic style wedding invitations with your names written in a dripping blood font. I get that. It’s pretty cute.
Speaking of invitations, mine seems to have gotten lost in the mail. It’s probably for the best, because if I had been invited, at the moment the gothic priest said, “If anyone has any reason why these two should not be wed, speak now or forever hold your peace,” I would have stood up and said this…
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Get a look at the holiday card sent out to some lucky recipients from the cast and crew of “Saturday Night Live” — it’s Norman Rockwell meets Stefon, “Weekend Update”‘s resident club kid! Seeing this gave me the gentle push I needed to spend 30 minutes watching Stefon skits on Hulu (four of which are above). Thanks, NBC!
Everyone should see “The Nutcracker” ballet at least once in their lifetime. And if you’re demented like me, you should see the ballet/burlesque fusion show “The Slutcracker” at least once, too!
Whereas traditional ballet celebrates poise and elegance, ”The Slutcracker” turns the traditional Christmastime show on its head with satirical, saucy performances involving pole dancing and BDSM. It’s the brainchild of former ballet dancer Vanessa White and has run for four holiday seasons in Somerville, Massachusetts. In an interview with Tufts Daily student newspaper, Vanessa explained how she danced ballet for 11 years but gravitated towards burlesque after an injury. Vanessa also edited Boink, the erotica magazine for Boston University, and went on to found a burlesque troupe called Babes In Boinkland. In an entirely natural way, “The Slutcracker” became a melding of all these interests. Keep reading »
The new season of “Portlandia” starts up in January, but we’ve got a sneak peek, with this hilarious clip about a dystopian not-too-distant-future where everybody is a DJ. Sounds just like Philadelphia. [IFC]