At long last, the trailer for Angelina Jolie‘s hella controversial directorial/screenwriting debut, “The Land of Blood and Honey,” is here. Cast with a slew of unknown actors, the film follows the impossible romance of a Serbian man and a Boznian woman during Bosnia’s civil war (circa 1992-95). The two minute trailer features murder, persecution, sex, imprisonment and tears. A word to the wise not to catch this flick when feeling emotionally vulnerable. [ScreenRant] Keep reading »
Here at The Frisky, we love sluts. When did being in charge of your sexuality become a bad thing? The word first appeared in the English language in the early 1400s as “slutte,” with the meaning being a dirty or slovenly woman. Today, nothing about being a slut has to be off-putting, given the proper accoutrements (condoms, everybody, please!). In fact, having sex for pleasure can be an exercise in healthy living and sound mental health. Promiscuity, and the ability to separate sex and physicality from emotional dependency and attachment, is not something of which to be ashamed.
Let’s take some time to honor proud sluts throughout history!
As you can surmise from the outfit I wore yesterday, I love a good all-black look. I’m not ashamed to reveal that black is without a doubt the predominant color (neutral?) in my wardrobe. It is, of course, the consummate color (shade?) to wear — it’s chic, it slims, and it goes with anything and everything. Obviously I can’t be alone here. Celebs love it too!
Take, for example, the stunning Julia Restoin-Roitfeld. Julia is not only fashion royalty, but also a style standout in her own right. Not unlike her mother Carine Roitfeld (formerly of French Vogue), Julia is spotted in all black almost without fail, and she pulls it off with the aplomb of the insanely chic. Here she is brimming with swagger in the front row at Givenchy, rocking the hell out of one of her many monochromatic ensembles.
“I spent the ‘90s trying to hide out, trying to duck the full celebrity cacophony. I started to get sick of myself sitting on a couch, holding a joint, hiding out. It started feeling pathetic. It became very clear to me that I was intent on trying to find a movie about an interesting life, but I wasn’t living an interesting life myself. I think that my marriage [to actress Jennifer Aniston] had something to do with it. Trying to pretend the marriage was something that it wasn’t.”
– Brad Pitt opens up to Parade about his marriage to Jennifer Aniston. Listen, I love Brad and Angelina Jolie as much as the next celeb-obsessed romantic, but, like, does he have to pour salt in Jen’s wounds? I know it appears like she’s happy and all, but I would be annoyed if a dude who left me was telling some magazine that life with me was boring. We get it, Brad. Life got way more exciting when Angelina — and her knives and her tattoos and her fertile womb — came along. [Parade]
UPDATE: Brad Pitt apparently thinks his words were misinterpreted. See what he told Reuters, after the jump… Keep reading »
“I had the flu. I had to be quarantined from the children for two days. I was in the attic of a house in France. I was isolated, pacing. I don’t watch TV and I wasn’t reading anything. So I started writing. I went from the beginning to the end. I didn’t know any other way. [Brad read it and] said, ‘You know, honey, it’s not that bad.’ … It was something I didn’t trust out of my hands, so by default I ended up putting myself in as director. I’ve never felt more exposed. My whole career, I’ve hidden behind other people’s words. Now it’s me talking. You feel ridiculous when you get something wrong.”
—Angelina Jolie talks to Vanity Fair about penning the script for “In the Land of Blood and Honey” and deciding to direct the film herself. Fascinating story. But to me this is a study in how different people can hear very different things in the exact same words. Angelina obviously took Brad Pitt‘s reaction to her script to be encouraging. But if my significant other said to me that something I wrote was “not that bad,” I would take it to be his way of telling me it kind of sucks and needs a lot of work. Perhaps it’s time for one of us to reframe? [Vanity Fair] Keep reading »
Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith aren’t the only parents in town who can turn their oldest son into an action star before his 12th birthday. Apparently, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have the same path in mind for Maddox Jolie-Pitt. Brad has apparently named Maddox for the lead role in “Battling Boy,” his production company’s adaptation of a graphic novel about a kid who is the son of a god. The movie is on track to be in theaters by 2013. I could squawk, call this nepotism, and say, “Hey Brad, let some other kids audition,” but the truth is that I’ve always thought Maddox was the awesomest with his mohawk and rad style. I’ll just hope Shiloh is next for the action star treatment. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
Nowadays, things have been looking up for Jennifer Aniston in the love department. She’s been dating Justin Theroux for a little while now, going on vacations and what not, and things seem to be going pretty good for the both of them.
Of course, about six years ago, in the midst of discovering her husband of five years had been cheating on her and then hearing him explain he loved someone else, Jen was likely singing a different tune. And quite honestly, we’d love to leave this sad story in the past where it belongs, but some new insider scoop means we must momentarily dive back into the thick turbulence of yesteryear. Keep reading »
Gillian Anderson just made “X-Files” fans cream their pants yet again: the actress told Out Magazine that she had a relationship with a girl throughout high school! But she is more comfortable calling herself a bisexual, or perhaps using no label, because her subsequent relationships have been with dudes. She also says because she knew she was attracted to men, so she didn’t feel especially stigmatized. “If I had thought I was 100 percent gay, would it have been a different experience for me? Would it have been a bigger deal if shame had been attached to it and all those things that become huge life-altering issues for youngsters in that situation?” Anderson said. ”It’s possible that my attitude around it came, on some level, from knowing that I still liked boys.” She also added in Out, “I don’t think I’ve ever followed convention by choice. By default, maybe, but not by choice.” Call yourself whatever you want, Gillian — we are girl-crushing so hard. [New York Post, Out]
Gillian Anderson isn’t the first lady to confess to a lesbian affair. After the jump, meet seven more ladies with Sapphic inclinations.
I stumbled across this Angelina Jolie interview in Girlfriends Magazine circa 1997, back when she was married to Jonny Lee Miller and was doing press for the movie “Foxfire.” I found a bit that was oddly prophetic:
Girlfriends: You husband [Jonny] has been described as Britain’s Brad Pitt. Is that a fair assessment?
Jolie: [Laughter] I don’t know Brad Pitt, but that’s certainly not how I treat him.
Oh, the irony! Keep reading »
“[Crickets are] their favorite thing. They ate them like Doritos, and they wouldn’t stop. I had to actually ban the cricket eating at a certain point because I was afraid they were going to get sick from eating too many.”
—Angelina Jolie explains that Pax and Maddox have more adventurous palates than most kids their age and absolutely love the taste of crickets. Well, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Last year, Angie said that she was into eating cockroaches. I wonder when the kids will graduate to bigger bugs? [NY Daily News] Keep reading »