Opens Fri. June 26th
Starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Kathy Bates and Rupert Friend
I’m fairly pop culture literate, working for The Frisky and all, but I hadn’t heard a single thing about the movie, “Chéri,” starring Michelle Pfeiffer, until I was invited to a screening.
After I saw the flick, about a aging prostitute in the early 1900s who is in love with a younger man, I wondered if maybe the lack of promotion for “Chéri” might have something to do with the subject matter: Historical Drama and Older Woman Having Sex. Not a robot or an explosion — summer movie staples — to be found! Keep reading »
Meet Isabella, a modern-day Lassie. This golden retriever adopted three Bengal tiger cubs after their mother abandoned them. That’s right, tiger cubs. While raising her own litter last year, Isabella also weaned cubs Nasira, Anjika, and Sidani and became their surrogate mother. The alternative animal family was so unbelievably adorable that enough people flocked to the Safari Zoological Park in Kansas and the zoo was saved from shutting down. But all good things must come to end. Now that the tigers have grown up a bit, they must say goodbye to their “mother.” It’s true, tigers are instinctively predatory and dangerous so it is safer for Isabella to be separated as the cubs grow, but I wish it wasn’t so. Even the zoo’s owners Tom and Allie Harvey have chronicled the animal family in a book called Tiger Pups and are gearing up for the tigers’ first birthday celebration. Should be a purrrrrfect party. Yeah, I know that was bad. [The Today Show] Keep reading »
I have a friend who is one of those crazy people who loves spotting “Hidden Mickeys” in Disney movies. I’ve made fun of her for years, but now I totally have found my own version of the game thanks to the blog We Have Bananas, which finds phalluses almost everywhere. My favorite pics from the site, after the jump. [We Have Bananas] Keep reading »
Ever glanced at an op ed page and noticed that it’s bit of a boy’s club? Us, too. In fact, The Op Ed Project, which teaches women how to write and submit opinion pieces to newspapers, reports that 85 percent of op eds are written by men. While we do love us some guys, we want to show our support for female columnists, too. In Chatter Boxes, we’ll point you towards a few of the most thought-provoking.
This week, Gail Collins ruminated on Republicans and sex scandals Keep reading »
Unvogue Magazine apparently exists and says that Anderson Cooper is totally going to show up at their Men’s Issue release party at Manhattan’s Sapphire Go-Go Lounge tonight, which they’ve playfully been referring to as “Anderson Cooper’s Big Fat Coming Out Party.” Though Anderson turned down an opportunity to host the event, he allegedly confirmed he will be attending and the Unvogue staff has been planning wine spritzers (really?) and are coordinating a lap dance called “A.C. 360″ for the occasion. [Gawker] Keep reading »
Last week, Plan B was approved for over-the-counter status in Canada. Canada is now the fifth country to allow women to purchase Plan B without a prescription or a consultation with a pharmacist. In other words, Plan B will be available on Canadian drug-store shelves, no questions asked. Keep reading »
Google has come out with a new coming out feature! If you type “gay,” “lesbian” or “homosexual” into the search engine, a rainbow banner will appear above your search results in celebration of Pride Month. So, forget looking up at the sky on these rainy days, just get gay with Google. Warning: lezzy, ‘mo, lug, and hot tranny mess won’t yield the same result. You’ve gotta keep it classy to get this graphic everyone can take pride in. [WOW] Keep reading »
Sacre bleu! L’Oreal has been found guilty of racial discrimination. The French high court, La Cour de Cassation, slapped the make-up giant with the guilty sticker after it was revealed that L’Oreal and the recruitment agency Adecco planned on using only white women as staff to sell their Garnier Fructis Style hair care line. Evidently, L’Oreal thinks their French clientele is more inclined to buy hair products from a white saleswoman. Anti-racist group SOS Racisme filed the lawsuit after viewing a fax sent out by Adecco advising recruiters to hire women that are “BBR” – “bleu, blanc, rouge”, a term meaning a white French person born to white French parents. This might explain why when 38.7 percent of candidates for the job were minorities, only 4.65 of the total hired were black, Asian, or Arab. The director who sent the fax told the court she only wanted the women to “express themselves correctly in French” when selling the shampoo. So a black or Arab woman fluent in French can’t talk about conditioner ? Lame. The Paris Appeal Court fined L’Oreal and Adecco and ordered them to pay SOS Rasicme damage costs. I guess we’re not all “worth it.” [Times Online] Keep reading »
I never saw “The Exorcist,” but it cannot be any more disturbing than this real life video of what’s being called a “gay exorcism” performed on a 16-year-old boy in a Connecticut church. The kid looks like he’s having a seizure while being whipped around as a man shouts for his “homosexuality” to come out. (Double meaning probably not intended.) At one point, the boy pukes all over the people circled around him. Not sure why the church filmed this abuse, but the original 20-minute video has since been taken down from the church’s YouTube account. So here is just a glimpse of the shocking footage. Keep reading »
Talk about sticking it to the man. A group of 26 women in Saudi Arabia are now “lingerie graduates.” At a 10-day retreat led by an Australian woman, the group spent 40 hours learning how to correctly fit a bra, display merchandise, and deal with customers. Victoria’s Secret even donated bras to help out with the undie education.
So why was this training needed? In Saudi Arabia, only men can work at malls, meaning that most lingerie stores are staffed by dudes. And come on, who wants their chest measured by some fumbling man who doesn’t know what he’s doing? Plus, there are no fitting rooms in Saudi stores because a woman is prohibited to undress outside her home. Keep reading »