Posts tagged "big love"

Pray Tell: I Watch “Sister Wives” For The Daughters, Not The Wives

Pray Tell is The Frisky’s new biweekly column about the intersection of religion and women’s lives. 

The third season of the TLC series “Sister Wives” premiered this week. The show is about the Brown family — Kody, and his wives Meri, Janelle, Christine, and Robyn. They have 17 kids, including three from Robyn’…

Lilit Marcus / November 21, 2012

Chloe Sevigny Needs Therapy After “The Brown Bunny,” Not Into Sex Scenes Anymore

“What’s happened with that is all very complicated. There are a lot of emotions. I’ll probably have to go to therapy at some point. But I love Vincent. The film is tragic and beautiful, and I’m proud of it and my performance. I’m sad that people think one way of the movie, but what ca…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / December 20, 2010

“Sister Wives” Brings A Real-Life “Big Love” Family To TLC

Because TLC seems determined for there to be no kind of alternative family left intact, they’re bringing us “Sister Wives.” Which could basically be called “Big Love: The Reality Show.” The series will follow the fundamentalist Mormon family of Kody Brown and his four “sister wives”—Meri, Janelle, Christine, and their new wife, Robyn. Together, they…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 9, 2010

Quickies: Chloë Sevigny Regrets Criticizing “Big Love” & The Prostidude Quits

Chloë Sevigny regrets and apologizes for critiquing “Big Love.” She blames the outburst on exhaustion and provocation by the reporter. [Ausiello Files]…

Edo Chorm / March 29, 2010

Quotable: Chloë Sevigny Says “Big Love” Sucked This Season

“It was awful this season, as far as I’m concerned. I’m not allowed to say that! [Gasps.] It was very telenovela. I feel like it kind of got away from itself. The whole political campaign seemed to me very farfetched. I mean, I love the show, I love my character, I love the writing, but…

Annika Harris / March 26, 2010

Huge “Big Love” Spoiler Alert!

In other words, if you want to live in complete ignorance of a possible plot point in the next season of the HBO show, stop reading now. Remember how Ben, the eldest son, and hot, young step-mom Margene (playing by Ginnifer Goodwin) shared a little smooch last season, after a slow buildup of awkward sexual…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 13, 2009

Oprah Has Big Love For Big Hair

This weekend, I posted a how to on my hairdo, the pompadour. But even after seven years of stylin’, I ain’t got nothin’ on these FLDS polygamists. Heck, Peggy Bundy would kill for their kind of poof! Sigh, especially after watching three seasons of Nicki pomp up the volume on “Big Love”, I…

Simcha / March 31, 2009

The Sexiest Shows On Television

Soft-core porn used to be reserved for pay-per-view channels like Skin-imax, but now it’s all over the boob tube! And it’s not Lifetime movie-esque storylines with wives in floral print dresses waiting for their husbands to feel them up so, so gently you can hardly tell what they’re doing is a sex act. Lucky for…

Simcha / February 3, 2009

Man With 86 Wives Defies Government Divorce Order

We’ve all dated cocky guys, but Mohammed Bello takes the cake! About a month ago, we here at The Frisky were befuddled by the story of a Nigerian man with 86 wives. At the apparently arrogant age of 84, Mohammed Bello was still fathering children and seen as a preacher and healer to his wives,…

Simcha / September 2, 2008

Big, Big Love: One Man, 86 Wives

While three sister wives may seem like one big, happy family on Big Love, try having 86! Mohammed Bello Abubakar, an 84-year-old Muslim preacher in Nigeria, has married more women than years he’s been alive and most of his wives are, surprisingly, in their twenties. Can you imagine trying to feed the 170 children he&#8217…

Simcha / August 11, 2008

Polyamory Gets A Guidebook

Shortbus, Swingtown, Kinsey, the media does a great job of making polyamory seem sexy. After all, who doesn’t want to get the most bang for their buck? Open relationships sound good in theory, are they really in practice? While most of us seem to have a hard enough time wrangling one man, could we juggle…

Simcha / July 9, 2008

Slideshow: We Want To Be Sister Wives With Ginnifer Goodwin

Maybe that’s a politically incorrect way to put our love for Ginnifer Goodwin, considering the current polygamy scandal in the news, but I think you get the point. She plays Margene Hendrickson on the hit HBO show Big Love — find out which sister wife you’re most like by taking the “Are You A Nicki?”

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 24, 2008

Polygamist Compound Raided

While it may take until 2009 for HBO’s hot hit Big Love to start its third season, there’s some real life polygamy drama going down in Texas and Warren Jeffs is a real-life Roman Grant. After an unidentified 16-year-old girl called 911 to report sexual and physical abuse, Police raided the Fundamentalist Church of Jesu…

Simcha / April 7, 2008