There were surprisingly few misses at last night’s Academy Awards, and celebs shined from the tops of their heads down to their toes. A lot of ladies debuted new hairstyles — and there was a surprising number of shorter ‘dos on the red carpet. Is this a new Hollywood trend? Just when I’m growing my hair out again? (Of course.) Keep clicking to check out all the hairstyles we loved!
So, the Oscars last night were kinda weird, right? Billy Crystal’s hosting definitely wasn’t as cringe-worthy as Anne Hathaway and James Franco last year, but the whole show seemed a little off. There was an awkward vibe throughout the ceremony, and a few moments that were straight-up confusing. Here’s a list of the top 10 most “WTF?!” moments at the ceremony this year. Keep reading »
And this is how you intentionally take a stance at the Oscars. Show off those leg slits, Angelina. Better yet, show us your birthing stance. [Porao Manero]
“In America they’re too scared of sex, that’s why he wasn’t nominated. If you look at the best actor list you’re saying, ‘Michael Fassbender is not on that list?’ It’s kind of crazy. But that’s how it is, it’s an American award, let them have it.”
– “Shame” director Steve McQueen on why his star, Michael Fassbender, was snubbed for an Oscar nomination for Best Actor. It’s so true, which is a sad, frustrating commentary on America’s aversion to honest depictions of sex on film. Might I remind you how “Blue Valentine” was initially rated NC-17 because it showed Ryan Gosling going down on Michelle Williams, but “Black Swan” had an R-rating even though it had a Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis sex scene? The thing is, “Shame” isn’t about “SEXY SEXYTIMES,” although, yes, there is a lot of sex in it. The film is actually about how addiction feeds on people trying to feel a gaping, painful hole in their spirit with something else. You know, like, a topic everybody can relate to?
So, in conclusion, screw you, Oscars. [Press Association]
Back in 1985, cartoonist Alison Bechdel drew a “Dykes To Watch Out For” cartoon describing the three rules that govern whether or not she will see a movie, which she called “The Bechdel Test“:
- It has to have two women in it who have names,
- Who talk to each other,
- About something besides a man.
Bechdel’s point was that the majority of mainstream films relegate women to the role of “girlfriend,” “wife” or “princess in a tower who needs to be saved by a knight in shining arming” and this is problematic for women’s substantive representation in film. Unfortunately, 25 years later, a lot of movies still don’t pass the Bechdel test, including 2012 Oscar nominees. Keep reading »