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Sarah Palin: The Most Sexist Of Them All

This weekend, Sarah Palin finally made her much anticipated appearance on “Saturday Night Live”, showing up in two skits written just for her. To tell you the truth, it seemed like the show was actually laughing at Palin rather than with her — the second skit, featuring Amy Poehler rapping, was seriously pretty…insulting. Additionally, the “highlight” of the first sketch was when Alec Baldwin told Palin that she was “hotter in person.” Considering her campaign thought Tina Fey’s portrayal was sexist, it was very interesting that she participated in a comedy routine which only focused on her physical appearance. Personally, this just supports my theory that the most sexist treatment of Palin comes from Palin herself. Keep reading »

Mad Men: Joan Holloway’s Date Rape Probably Not That Rare

Last night’s “Mad Men” had an all-too-rare subplot involving Joan and her betrothed, The Handsome Doctor . In a previous episode, Doc’s abusive, douche-tastic tendencies were barely hinted at — “Didn’t you say you were getting me a drink?!” — but this episode confirmed it for any doubters. In one of the most disturbing scenes to have been featured on “Mad Men”, the good doctor forces Joan to have sex with him on the floor of Don Draper’s office despite her repeated protests and attempts to physically dissuade him. Perhaps the saddest and most resonant part of all is when she stops fighting and turns her head to stare fixedly at Don’s coffee table, resigned to her fate. Keep reading »

The Daily Squeeze: Vacuums, the Spitzer’s Anniversary, Foot Botox, And Scouts’ Lessons

  • Police in Michigan arrested a 29-year-old man for allegedly “receiving sexual favors from a vacuum” at a car wash. Guess it wasn’t a “full service” operation. [AHN]
  • Former New York governor Eliot Spitzer and his wife, Silda Wall-Spitzer, celebrated their 21st wedding anniversary on Friday. It seems the two are still together despite his sexual exploits. [Gothamist] Keep reading »
  • Five Reasons You Should Be Watching “True Blood”

    “True Blood” is my favorite new series this TV season. I love the show so much that I actually watch each episode twice — once when it airs on Sunday at 9 pm and again on HBO On Demand in the middle of the week, just to hold me over until the next Sunday. Since I’m the only “True Blood” fan at The Frisky, I thought I’d get on my soapbox and let you in on why you should be watching it. Murder, romance and fantasy after the jump…I love this show! Keep reading »

    Sarah Palin Does “Saturday Night Live”

    Last night Governor Sarah Palin, the Republican nominee for Vice-President, made not one, but two cameos on “Saturday Night Live”. I have to say, she was pretty funny! Although, if she and her handlers think all the talk of her hotness is sexist, is she contributing to the sexism by doing a skit where Alec Baldwin tells her she’s “way hotter in person”? Whatever, I laughed. Above, her first cameo (featuring special guests Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, AND Mark “Say Hi To Your Motha For Me” Wahlberg, and after the jump, the second, in which she thankfully does NOT rap. Keep reading »

    Tyra’s Looking For More To Stuff Back In The Closet

    Tyra is a diva who likes to pull stunts like a bra burning. But nothing is as inflammatory as sexuality. So, now the talk show host is demanding some guests who want to stop being gay. Say what?! Maybe she’s planning on showing a leopard can’t change it spots by ruining an exotic fur couture coat? Or perhaps she’ll fix ‘em up with her “America’s Next Top Model” gays Mr. and Mrs. Jay? But if there’s anyone crazier than her, it’s a homosexual trying to straighten up. [Feministing] Keep reading »

    The Boob Tube: Hot Weekend TV For October 18-19th 2008

    In case you were stuck in a cave somewhere and missed the “Project Runway” finale, you can watch it on Saturday. Bravo will also re-air the final episode of “The Rachel Zoe Project” on Saturday, too. You can also check out the complete season of “Baby Borrowers.” I’m kind of excited about the Dooney & Bourke event on QVC, which airs Saturday afternoon. On Sunday, you can watch the classic “Mommie Dearest” while you clean out your closet for fall. Remember, no wire hangers, evahhhhhhh! And of course, Sunday is great for primetime viewing. Keep reading »

    Quickies!: Create Your Own Ed Westwick

  • You probably will never date Ed Westwick, but that doesn’t mean you can’t dress your guy like him. [Asylum]
  • Some people would caution against sleeping with a co-worker, but if you follow these guidelines, you might actually enjoy business and pleasure. [Daily Bedpost]
  • Beyoncé’s new song “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)” sends a mixed message. [Tango]
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    Does “W” Stand For “Worth Seeing” Or “Worthless”?

    This weekend, Oliver Stone’s highly anticipated movie about the fairly unpopular president (Bush), “W”, comes out. I’m psyched to see this film, though I’m still pretty unclear on whether it’s a comedy or a drama. Still, Josh Brolin (Dubya), Elizabeth Banks (Laura), Ellen Burstyn (Barbara), and James Cromwell (George Sr.) should add up to being a pretty compelling movie, acting wise. And Richard Dreyfus plays Dick Cheney! That’s so perfect because I hate Richard Dreyfus. Anyway, after the jump, a summary of some of the reviews so far, so you can decide for youself if this is a must-see or a see-it-on-HBO type flick. Keep reading »

    Sex On TV: Discussing The Dirty Deed

    On last night’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” Dr. Callie Torres struggled with her feelings for Dr. Erica Hahn. Neither of them has been in a same-sex relationship before, and Callie isn’t sure she’s going to like the sex part. In the above clip, Dr. Miranda Bailey gives Callie some advice that all of us could use whenever we’re doing something for the first time. See, you shouldn’t really be doing anything that you don’t feel comfortable talking about. Now, didn’t we all learn that in seventh-grade sex ed? Keep reading »

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