Posts tagged "documentary"

“The Jinx” Was A Magical Television Anomaly

“It’s the JFK assassination of our time!” I kept squawking at my boyfriend who was trying to read me a New York Times article that was being published almost in real time with Sunday night’s series finale of HBO’s surprise hit docuseries “The Jinx.” He paused from reading aloud in his version of Bobby Durst’…

By: Chloe Stillwell / March 16, 2015

Robert Durst, Subject Of HBO’s “The Jinx,” Arrested In New Orleans

Robert Durst, the New York real estate heir who is the subject of HBO's six-part docuseries "The Jinx," was arrested today in New Orleans on a warrant in a homicide investigation in Los Angeles. While little is known about the investigation, many suspect its related to the execution-style murder of Durst's friend Susan Berman i…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 15, 2015

BBC’s Banned New Delhi Gang Rape Documentary Is Now On YouTube

Just a day ago, the Indian Parliament banned an airing of BBC's latest Storyville documentary, "India's Daughter," which focuses on the brutal 2012 Delhi rape of 23-year old Jyoti Singh, who was gang raped by four men on a public bus as she returned home from seeing a movie with a male companion. Singh died…

By: Beejoli Shah / March 5, 2015

“Going Clear” Scientology Doc Reveals Tom Cruise Had Nicole Kidman’s Phone Tapped

"Going Clear: Scientology and The Prison of Belief," which premiered this past Sunday at Sundance, promises a variety of disturbing revelations about the secretive and notoriously vindictive church founded by science-fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard. Along with the stuff we're used to hearing -- like how the church abuses its members and destroys families, drains it…

By: Robyn Pennacchia / January 27, 2015

Mommie Dearest: Moms & The Benefits Of Medical Marijuana For Sick Children

In their new documentary, "Weed The People," filmmakers Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein profile the story of Sophie Ryan, who at seven months, was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. After much research and investigation, Sophie's parents turned to medicinal cannabis oil, and the results were almost unbelieveable -- the treatment was shrinking Sophie's tumor.

By: Avital Norman Nathman / October 24, 2014

The Soapbox: “The Whiteness Project” Is A Pageantry Of White Ignorance

In case you are unaware, there is something called "The Whiteness Project." Per the website, the project, from documentary director Whitney Dow, is "a multiplatform investigation into how Americans who identify as 'white' experience their ethnicity." The first installment, titled "Inside the White Caucasian Box," was released a few days ago and is an assemblage…

By: Tiffanie Drayton / October 15, 2014

Hell Yes To This Documentary Series About Cosplaying!

YouTuber Todd Kenreck of Invader Boom has begun a documentary series on cosplaying called "Cosplay Boom," the first episode of which has been released and future episodes of which depend on Kenreck’s fundraising efforts through crowd-funding site Patreon. The first episode is really, really cool: It’s titled “Origins” and it’s a series of interviews with…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 6, 2014

Laverne Cox Has An MTV Documentary Airing In October

Yaaassss! Laverne Cox has an MTV documentary premiering October 17, titled “Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word.” The documentary will feature profiles of seven transgender people ranging in age from 12 to 24. Cox will act as host of the documentary, discussing aspects of being transgender like coming out and how race and trans identitie…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 19, 2014

Here’s A New Trailer For “Kink,” James Franco’s Documentary About BDSM Porn

"Kink," a documentary about the porn web site Kink.com, debuted in January at the Sundance Film Festival. Yesterday, the film, which explores the largest BDSM online porn empire, released a new trailer in anticipation of a limited release. I've heard complaints about the film — it's "boring" (which is unfortunately always something that some kinky…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 21, 2014

Seeing This Little Person Deal With Harassment Will Make You Reconsider How You Treat Strangers

I’m sure you had plans for the day, but you’re going to have to put them aside for six minutes and fall in love with this stranger on the internet. His name is Jonathan Novick, he’s a filmmaker, he’s a little person, and he’s a total badass. Using a hidden camera that looks like a regular shirt button,…

By: The Gloss / August 16, 2014

Dungeons & Dragons Can Be A Game For Girls, Too

"It's a good thing that boys are challenged the way they're taught their exclusive activity is open only to them." These are the words of a 25-year-old man named Sam. He may as well be speaking about any male-dominated space — ground combat, restaurant kitchens, construction work — but Sam was referring to one space…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 15, 2014

“Dream, Girl” Documentary Raising Kickstarter Funds For Film About Women Who Lead

Looking for something to do with a little bit of cash in your pocket? Consider contributing to the Kickstarter fundraiser for "Dream, Girl," a documentary about boss-ladies. "Dream, Girl," directed by Erin Bagwell, will focus on female entrepreneurs and their startups, showing to the younger generation that CEO can be your favorite position, too. They…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 6, 2014

The Trailer For “Batkid Begins” Will Have You Bawling Your Eyes Out

Remember last November when San Francisco transformed into Gotham City so a little boy with leukemia could be Batkid for a day? And how nobody could stop crying a million tears about how touching it was? Batkid made such an impact that he'll be getting his own documentary. "Batkid Begins" takes a look at what went…

By: Claire Hannum / July 29, 2014

How Does Marriage Work? In “112 Weddings,” A Wedding Videographer Tries To Explain

I got married very quickly: we had only been dating for five months. I didn't doubt that I'd found the man I wanted to spend my life with, but I did feel confused in the weeks and months after we'd gotten hitched what marriage was supposed to mean and if so, how should we make it…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 20, 2014

This Woman Jerked Off A Dolphin — And Liked It!

Animal researcher Margaret Howe Lovatt is the focus of an upcoming BBC Four documentary called "The Girl Who Talked To Dolphins," but the subtitle of this film could easily be "...And Then They Did Some Other Stuff." See, back in the 1960s, Lovatt studied dolphins near the U.S. Virgin Islands, and one day she met a…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 10, 2014

“La Bare” Is Basically “Magic Mike: The Documentary” So Get Ready To Drool

We've got 15 months to go until "Magic Mike XXL" hits theaters, but the movie's Big Dick Richie has something to whet your appetite in the meantime. Joe Manganiello -- who plays the well-endowed Richie in "Magic Mike" -- directed "La Bare," a documentary about the world's most popular male strip club, La Bare Dallas,…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 22, 2014

Laverne Cox Teams Up With MTV And Logo To Air Transgender Teen Documentary

"Orange Is The New Black" star and activist Laverne Cox has teamed with Logo and MTV to produce a documentary called "Trans Teen: A Documentary" about transgender teens from diverse backgrounds. The hour-long program will air this fall. [Advocate] "Saturday Night Live" writer Leslie Jones cracked some jokes about slavery on "Weekend Update" and not…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 5, 2014

Mommie Dearest: An Interview With Dana Ben-Ari, The Filmmaker Behind “Breastmilk”

Breastfeeding: it's one of those heated topics of motherhood where everyone has an opinion and they’re not afraid to share it. For me, nursing was just something that was a part of having a baby. I was breastfed, I grew up among women who breastfed, and it was assumed that I would as well whe…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / May 2, 2014

It’s Time To Cry: Elliott Smith’s Life & Legacy Explored In The Documentary “Heaven Adores You”

In October 2003, singer-songwriter Elliott Smith died as the result of two stab wounds, believed by many to have been self-inflicted (though the autopsy report was inconclusive and his death has never been officially ruled a suicide). Despite his lengthy history of drug and alcohol addiction and depression, his friends, family and fans were shocked…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 30, 2014

We Should Obviously All Go See This Documentary About A Penis Museum Called “The Final Member”

Who needs Iceland's beautiful scenery and hot springs when you can visit The Icelandic Phallological Museum instead? The Reykjavik museum is the world's most diverse (and only?) penis museum, housing specimens from every mammal in the country.

By: Claire Hannum / April 18, 2014
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