The costumes look great. Some of them were very cumbersome and heavy, but some were very snug. You can almost see what religion I am.
Rrrrow! I’ll bet they look great, Benedict Cumberbatch. Of course, this joke actually means nothing because circumcision isn’t so religiously based anymore, but we thank him kindly for the visual. It sounds like the wardrobe for this movie is the men’s version of the Hervé Léger bandage dress. [io9]
What’s it like to have an abortion? What’s it like when your significant other has one? For many women, having an abortion feels solitary, but as almost three in ten American women will have an abortion before the age of 45, we can also consider the experience shared. Today, on the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade ruling, fifteen women (and a few men) on aborting:
Awaking in the recovery room after her abortion, Claire, then 26, shouted, “Lorne Doone cookies! This place is the best!” She says, “I was laughing hysterically from the drugs, unable to modulate my feelings. No one cracked a smile. Then I realized how horrifying I was being.” Read more …
When he wasn’t otherwise occupied writing poems about the president, James Franco has been busily producing a documentary about Kink.com, the premiere web site for BDSM porn. “Kink,” which is debuting now at the Sundance Film Festival, explores the production company that runs Kink.com and their film shoots in San Francisco’s Armory. Franco and his collaborator, cinematographer Christina Voros, showcase the various folks who are drawn to this quirky profession, like Maitresse Madeline, and get the scoop straight from the horse’s ball-gagged-mouth about how some people misunderstand sadomasochistic sex play to be abuse. I’m pleased to hear that “Kink” explains “safe words,” too. Can’t wait to see this when it comes out in theaters! Damn, James Franco, you are really making me like you.
[Black Book Mag]
[The Daily Beast]
Everybody wants to know how their sex life stacks up and now there’s a whole book dedicated to just that! The Normal Bar, out February 5, reports findings from a survey of what nearly 100,000 people worldwide said about their sexual behavior and relationships. But the book is not just looking at what average Joes do, it focuses on more specific findings: happy couples.
Via USA Today, here’s just a few of the book’s findings: Keep reading »
A Harvard professor has hatched a plan to bring back the Neanderthals—but he needs an “adventurous” female volunteer to deliver a knuckle-dragging bundle of joy. George Church, a geneticist who helped pioneer the Human Genome Project, says it is now possible to create artificial Neanderthal DNA from bone samples, put the DNA into stem cells, inject those cells into an embryo, and then implant into a woman willing to give birth to a Neanderthal baby, the Independent reports. Read more …
“The drink’s pure, it’s your mind that’s the problem,” is the new tagline for the British energy drink with the unfortunate name Pussy. Yup. That’s really the name. Which doesn’t leave many options in terms of advertising campaigns. I think this one is a winner. The drink’s inventor, Jonnie Shearer, claims he came up with the idea for the “cunningly delicious” drink over a decade ago while living with his parents and deciding what to do with his life after graduating college. He says was inspired by Richard Branson’s Virgin brand. Shearer hopes the new ad campaign will get Pussy the popularity it deserves. Pussy, the drink, that is. The other kind of pussy is already killing it in the popularity department. [Ad Week]