As the dust of male dick mania settled over the blogger horizon yesterday, a zillion restless fingers sat poised at their oil-stained Macbook keyboards, wondering what they would mock today within the halls of Tweetdeck. Luckily, the heavens answered their call, and SkyMall fell right out of the clouds. The airplane catalog that’s been a sitcom punch line for years filed for bankruptcy today, and almost instantly, people took to Twitter to mourn its loss, bemoan the inevitable stale jokes that would accompany it, and write tender tributes to its pages of expensive, meaningless crap. And in the incredibly unscientific survey I have not undertaken, I guarantee you every single one of those people is white. Keep reading »
Mississippi, one of the states that prefers abstinence education to comprehensive sex-ed, still believes that the best way to get teenagers to not get pregnant is to simply tell them to not have sex. They apparently feel that it is especially helpful to not teach students about condoms and birth control, because surely, if they don’t know how to put a condom on correctly, then they’ll just decide not to have sex and will play a nice game of Gin Rummy instead. Keep reading »
The Sundance Film Festival has started, and one of the movies to come out of it is Celina Sciamma’s “Girlhood,” the coming-of-age story we all need. It’s about Marieme, a Black teenager growing up in the projects near Paris, and how she falls in with a tough girl gang. This scene, which Vulture premiered exclusively today, is a joyous, giddy celebration of friendship. These girls, dancing to Rihanna in a hotel room they rented with money they stole, are the perfect embodiment of that soul-swallowing, bone-crushing female friendship you experience in your teens. The film opens in New York on January 30th, and will certainly show up at a indie movie theater near you. [Vulture]
Four ex-Vanderbilt football players violently gang raped a fellow student in June of 2013. And today, in the year 2015 of our lord and savior, much like characters in a Jacobean play, those men are claiming drunkenness as their defense in an actual court of law.
“I was drunk” is not a passable defense for a DUI. “I was drunk” is not a passable defense for assault. “I was drunk” is not a passable defense for theft. “I was drunk” is not a passable defense for murder. And yet somehow, due to the increasingly backwards patriarchal society we’re living in, “I was drunk” is apparently a passable defense for rape. Keep reading »
Joanna Angel is the queen of alt pornography. With hot pink streaks through her raven hair and a petite frame adorned with colorful tattoos, the Brooklyn native “punk princess” of porn created her production company, Burning Angel, shortly after graduating from Rutgers University with degrees in literature and film. This time of year, Joanna is a busy bee. Burning Angel was nominated for numerous awards at this weekend’s AVN Awards, she has movies to make, a Fleshlight to promote, and most recently, she inked an exclusive deal with LA-based sex toy and bondage boutique the Stockroom for her new line of BDSM sex toys. Keep reading »
In this week’s installment of her newsletter GOOP, Darling Gwyneth would like you to try a thing called “Sex Bark.” No, it’s not a weird noise you make during sex, it is a chocolate bark. A chocolate bark that will cost you at least $93 to make, and which contains a thing called “Sex Dust,” which itself costs $60 for four ounces. Keep reading »