I’ve had good sex and bad sex, but there’s one thing I’ve never had: solo sex. That’s right: I’m a 34-year-old woman who has never masturbated. I know it sounds crazy. Many people swear that masturbation is a critical part of being a sexually satisfied woman, but I’ve never been able to bring myself to do it. This came up recently while watching Natalie Portman go to town with herself in “Black Swan.” Self-love just doesn’t seem like the right thing to do. My vagina and I just aren’t that close.
As a feminist, I rationally understand that I’ve in some ways internalized the social stigmas around female sexuality, and I don’t know how I’ll ever get over them. I just don’t want to have that kind of interaction … with myself.
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The plot of “Black Swan” explained in five panels: anguish and eye makeup. [Women & Hollywood via But You're Like Really Pretty] Keep reading »
“Black Swan” is a great movie. It’s also, as Julie put it, “eating disorder porn.” In the movie, Natalie Portman‘s character not only shows signs of anorexia—she’s also bulimic. I had hoped this wouldn’t seem glamorous to teens and women seeing the movie since, well, Natalie’s character also totally loses it in a downward spiral. But apparently that’s not the case. Just now, searching for images from the movie, I found one—at a site called “Thinspo Me Baby” on Tumblr, along with the caption, “Get your thinspiration from the upcoming movie Black Swan!!!” Another search brought me to Superskinnyus.blogspot.com. And another to Mydailythinspo.blogspot.com. Looks like pro-ana websites all over are looking to the movie. Super sad. Keep reading »
Even if you don’t like ballet, it’s been said that “Black Swan” makes it cool. The makeup alone is worth the price of admission and a small popcorn.
Just look at Natalie Portman and her awesomely dramatic look!
Now her makeup artist reveals how he did it. Read more … Keep reading »
Baby, it’s cold outside. And I know you’d like nothing more than to stay in with some hot cocoa and a cuddle buddy, but you’ve got so much to do. There are presents to buy, grocery stores to pillage, decorations to put up and, as always, movies to see! And while there might not be any holiday-specific movies out this week, there are some dark wintry tales that require your attention. So suck it up and bring a thermos of peppermint schnapps-spiked cocoa. Keep reading »
“Black Swan,” the ballet thriller which opens this weekend, looks like it’s going to be two things: A) amazing and B) deeply twisted and disturbing. So it’s hard to imagine that life on the set—helmed by director Darren Aronofsky, the dude who brought you “Requiem for a Dream”—was all kittens and rainbows. But as more information gets out about the atmosphere on set, it sounds even more intense than I’d imagined. After the jump, tales from the making of “Black Swan.” Keep reading »
“I could see why this industry is so f**ked up, because at 95 pounds, I would literally look at myself in the mirror and I was like, ‘Oh my God!’ I had no shape, no boobs, no ass… All you saw was bone. I was like, ‘This looks gross.’”
—Mila Kunis on her 20-pound weight loss for the movie “Black Swan,” which opens Dec. 3. In another interview she said she thought she looked like Gollum from “The Lord of the Rings” at that weight. Now I’m picturing Gollum in a tutu. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
“It’s not raunchy — it’s extreme … I was figuring out my own sexual identity, likes and dislikes and all that stuff, and it’s weird to be doing stuff on film as you’re figuring it out.”
– Natalie Portman explains her much-discussed sex scene with Mila Kunis in the upcoming “Black Swan,” which is already getting serious Oscar buzz, with V magazine. Find out what else she has to say about going nude on screen, after the jump … [PopEater] Keep reading »
Mondo Guerra’s polka-dot maxi dress was a source of contention between the “Project Runway” judges during the finale. Heidi Klum and Jessica Simpson loved it, though Michael Kors and Nina Garcia hated it. Michael even dared Heidi to wear the dress — and she has. Heidi showed up to the AFI Fest 2010 Closing Night Gala screening of “Black Swan” wearing a variation of Mondo’s dress–one without the three-quarter length sleeves and padded shoulders, though. I was a fan of Mondo’s original dress, and I feel like Heidi’s tweaked one is missing that whimsical, high-fashion flair. What do you think? [TooFab] Keep reading »